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Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game
This guide takes the mystery out of butchering, covering everything you need to know to produce your own expert cuts of beef, venison, pork, lamb, poultry, and small game. John J. Mettler Jr. provides easy-to-follow instructions that walk you through every step of the slaughtering and butchering process, as well as plenty of advice on everything from how to dress game in a ...more
Published January 10th 1986 by Storey Publishing, LLC
(first published 1986)
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A good reference if you already have some experience in butchering. Or a good starting point if you are learning to butcher. I don't think there is enough information to feel competent to butcher with no previous knowledge. But the shorter length makes for an awesome reminder. Or a quick reference for how things work differently for different animals.
It is what the title suggests, a basic introduction to butchering. I found it a good outline but I wanted a more in depth guide with greater detail in the illustrations and pictures. All in all, it is a good introduction to the subject.