Do you process at home?

OhSusanna

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When it comes to your livestock, do you guys slaughter and butcher them at home or do you send them off? We process fowl at home, but we send the pigs off because it's so messy. We also like to use the pig from tail to snout, which for us involves selling the parts we don't want.
 

greg

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We also process the fowl at home, but we send all the other animals to the slaughterhouse. Slaughtering the larger animals requires some skill and more space, which I assume would be expensive to set up. What else would a farmer need to do?
 

The Back 40

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We have other people do all that for us and put that job in our budget. We all have our skill sets and this isn't one of ours.
 

leon

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We used to process the fowl at home on our own, but when the numbers kept going up due to demand, we had to outsource the service. Just like @The Back 40 says, it is better to let the experts handle it if anything doesn't fall within your skillset!
 

hkrichardson

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When it comes to your livestock, do you guys slaughter and butcher them at home or do you send them off? We process fowl at home, but we send the pigs off because it's so messy. We also like to use the pig from tail to snout, which for us involves selling the parts we don't want.
We will be trying it out this fall on our hogs. We do fowl also and deer. We'll see how it goes.
 
 
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