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Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game Paperback – January 10, 1986
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John has written on a broad range of veterinary topics for various magazines and has written a veterinary column for American Agriculturist for over 20 years. He has professional memberships that include the New York State Veterinary Medical Society (past chairman), the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Society for Theriogenology, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. John lives in Copake Falls, New York, with his wife, Elinor.
Top Customer Reviews
Ironically, or perhaps most fittingly, this book was written by a veterinarian. I had a couple of chuckles about that fact.
This is a very "how to" book, so is really not meant to be casually read. The information provided is practical and well presented to make the process easier.
The author handles what some may consider a sensitive subject with honesty and straight-forward thinking. He also provides numerous tips and how-tos when it comes to handling and butchering several different kinds of animals.
While every hunter may not need this book, it sure provides a lot of help and suggestions. If you are going to be butchering a wide variety of animals (pigs, cows, deer, etc.), this is definitely the book for you.
Anyway, this is about as good as you could hope for in a book. I bought it a couple of years ago when I kept sheep, and it did come in handy sometimes. But if you are serious about learning how to slaughter/butcher, my advice is to seek out a local guy who can show you personally how to do it. You'll learn way more that way, and far more quickly.
Best of luck.
No more wasting meat or spending big money by taking your wild game to a professional meat processor, all you need to know is right here.
I highly recommend this book, especially to hunters and outdoorsmen.
One thing to remember about butchering is this, no book will ever give you the skills, you have to kill and cut to learn them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
not quite what I expected but it did give me an idea as to how to butcher game animalsPublished 18 days ago by wabowelder
Great seller. Received item on time and as expected. You will not be disappointed if you buy this item.Published 18 days ago by Coby Gibbons
I have "parted out" several cows, many pigs, and a few goats using this book as a reference. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Alaska Guy