Ep. 31: Skinning and Eviscerating Cows, Sheep & Goats, Part 2

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By Lauren Sheard and Farmstead Meatsmith. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In this episode, part 2 of a 2 part series on the skinning and evisceration of ruminants, Brandon and Lauren discuss one of the biggest challenges in skinning haired animals -- keeping the hair off the meat! Other topics include fisting, how to remove guts without puncturing or ripping them, and how to overcome the smells associated with processing animals. As a final side topic, Lauren and Brandon discuss the curing of ruminant flesh.

Introduction and Announcements: Part 1 Show Notes:
  • Surviving an Island Snowstorm, and Why Pigs are the Best, 1:00
  • Family Pig Classes - learn to butcher for the home kitchen, in your own backyard, 5:45
  • Skinning...
    • From a metaphysical perspective, 13:50
    • How to, 43:03
    • Maximize the fat on the carcass - Why you want to do this!, 1:04:46
Part 2 Show Notes:
  • The big challenge in skinning haired animals -- keeping the hair off the meat!, 1:03
  • Fisting from head to rear vs. rear to head, 10:35
  • Evisceration, 13:44
    • Opening the carcass without ripping or puncturing the guts, 19:32
  • Overcoming the smell of the processing, 26:22
  • How to cure ruminant flesh, 39:09
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