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Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  140 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This is the book for anyone who hunts, farms, or buys large quantities of meat. The author takes the mystery out of slaughtering and butchering everything from beef and veal, to venison, pork, and lamb. The text is clear and easy-to-follow. Combined with 130 detailed illustrations by Elayne Sears, the reader is provided with complete, step-by-step instructions.
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Published January 10th 1986 by Storey Publishing, LLC (first published 1986)
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Elie
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.
Jason Rempel
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.
Matt
Exactly what the title claims and no less. This book takes you from stunning and slaughtering to breaking an animal into primal and sub-primal cuts. Fantastic if you're looking to learn.
Erin
My brother in law has this book; I flipped through it over Christmas and wanted to read it in a bit more depth. Made me realize just how little I know about things like hunting.
Vextha Clarke
I quickly scanned through this for reference. Needed a little bit of know how and insight for my writing. I can say, this book was really helpful in that aspect.
Fredrick Danysh
Butchering is an artform. The author shows the reader how to break down and process the carcasses of meat, fish, and fowl for the best results.
halima duncan
such helpful illustrations. i want to use it.
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