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Baymule's Feeder Pigs 2017

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by baymule, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Jun 24, 2017
    NH Homesteader

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    That. Looks. Delicious.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2017
    lcertuche

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    Baymule what a fantastic tutorial indeed! I have went from 'I think I can' to 'I know I can'.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Bay is right- if you mess up, eat the evidence! Everything can be made into sausage, if you cut off too much, and pork tastes like pork even if it's not perfectly cut. Basically if you follow the muscles and go, that's a decent size roast, cut it out. Lol it's only a daunting task because of the sheer size of it.
     
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  4. Jun 24, 2017
    baymule

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    Just finished slicing and packaging the bacon. We got 22 bags of 10-12 slices per bag.

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    frustratedearthmother

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    baymule

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    If you have ever cut up a deer or feral hog, you can do this. Granted, on a domestic hog, you do want the appearance of cuts, but what the heck, your Wildbunch will eat whatever you set in front of them! LOL A feral hog, you just grind up everything, cut all the meat off the bone, and make sausage and ground meat. A deer, I cut into steaks by cutting around the bone, and grind up the rest. If you don't have a meat grinder, maybe you can borrow one or buy one pretty cheap. Mine was $60 over 30 years ago, I found this one at Walmart online for $38.88

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/2000W-Do...3023&wl11=online&wl12=167743477&wl13=&veh=sem


    It was hard work, but we sure do have a nice bunch of meat! Our freezer is packed. I know you can slaughter a hog! And you could always come here and ask questions. Just start a feeder hog thread like I did and ask questions as your pig grows. We bought a bone saw, but I also used a hacksaw. On the first hog, we used a sawzall, but it splintered the bones too badly.
     
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    waretrop

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    @baymule This whole post was very tastefully done. Perfect slaughtering pictures....just a little and not too much. This way you get the good word out and have most people see what you have to say. I am impressed....I also noticed your cleanliness.....thanks for sharing...
     
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    baymule

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    Thank you @waretrop for you nice compliments, especially about the cleanliness. I was very careful to keep the meat clean as we slaughtered. I have cleaned gut shot deer before-not a pleasant experience! I certainly didn't want gut goosh all over my meat! ;) We had waiting ice chests and only had to drop the quartered pieces in and cover with ice. In the kitchen, I scrubbed with a Clorox solution and washed everything between each hunk of meat processed.

    Some of that rubbed off on our neighbor Robert. He went home with his meat, which was all packaged, except the bacon and stuffed sausage, as he was going to smoke them himself. His wife started to hand wash the containers and he stopped her. He insisted on Clorox and running them through the dishwasher. Why? his wife asked. He told her, because it had raw meat in it and you gotta clean it real good! :lol:
     
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    waretrop

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    That is nice you set such a good example. Even when I buy meat at the butcher store and repack it, I clean everything in between packages including my hands...people just don't get that stuff..
     
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