800lbs of Beef where do i begin!

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by jolie4686, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. jolie4686


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    I have always thought it was important to know where your food comes from. I want to intern at a butcher/slaughter house but until the summer i dont have the time. butchery is something i have always had an intrest in, and i have always learned best by diving in head first. Which leads me to why i am in need of help. Today we have a kill date for one of our steers and want to take the oportunity to break down  some of the meat myself. Im not sure if i should start with some subprimals or start a little smaller. I need to know what cuts you would get and where is best to start. Any advice you have will be great!
  2. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    You should check out your University Meat Sciences lab.  They may have classes.  You can learn to do it all in one day.