With more than forty years of experience butchering domestic animals, game, and birds, award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Monte Burch presents this complete guide for butchering many types of livestock or wild animals. Learn how to butcher cows, chickens, goats, hogs, deer, turkeys, rabbits, and more, with simple and easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs and illustrations. Burch also provides recommendations on which tools (knives, paring knives, meat scissors, meat grinders, shrink-wrappers) to use for the task at hand. He lists detailed instructions on how to butcher each animal and use each part, so nothing goes to waste. Now you’ll be able to prepare meat for salting and curing, freezing, sausage making, and more.
From field dressing, skinning, and boning out a whole deer to efficiently plucking ducks and bleeding out hogs, The Ultimate Guide to Home Butchering is the one-stop guide to help you become more self-sufficient in preparing your meat for your table.
Monte Burch is an award-winning freelance writer, photographer, and author of over seventy-five books and thousands of outdoors and how-to magazine articles. He has written for numerous magazines, including American Rifleman and Field and Stream, and his books include The Complete Book of Making Jerky, The Complete Guide to Sausage Making,and The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Food.As a photographer, he has had magazine cover shots on Bassmaster, Sports Afield, and many others.