Butchering Beef: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to by Adam Danforth

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By Adam Danforth

Utilizing specific, step by step images of each degree of the method, Adam Danforth exhibits you precisely tips to humanely slaughter and butcher livestock for red meat. From growing definitely the right pre-slaughter stipulations to killing, skinning, retaining chilly, breaking the beef down, and developing cuts of meat you'll realize from the marketplace, Danforth walks you thru each step, leaving not anything to probability. He additionally covers nutrients protection, freezing and packaging, and instruments and kit. This entire reference is the single consultant you want to effectively, thoroughly, and humanely slaughter and butcher your individual animal.

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Cold storage procedures, during every phase from slaughter to consumption, are equally important. The one and only goal when storing meat or any other perishable product is to limit the growth of microbes. These include spoilage bacteria as well as the plethora of pathogens that may already be on the food but in benign numbers. The pathogens that are aΩected by cold temperatures are bacteria and parasitic worms. Bacteria are prolific at temperatures above 40ºF; their multiplication rate increases with the temperature until the heat becomes high enough to kill them, which is usually around 140ºF.

Blades should also be made from stainless steel and, when loaded, have a tension tight enough to prevent wandering while cutting. Your choice of saw length should be based on the largest animal you will be working with. You should have enough room to freely move the saw in large strokes without the tip or handle having to enter the space you’re splitting. Trying to split a beef round from the sirloin using a 17-inch saw would be di≈cult, because the strokes would be short and the blade length would not fully traverse the area that needs to be split.

When you’re done and you plan on breaking down the hindquarter of the same animal, it behooves you to scrape and sanitize the surface prior to making that first cut. The same applies to switching between any home and kitchen processing tasks, whether they involve butchering different species or even chopping vegetables. indd 27 27 12/13/13 11:51 AM Toxopl asma gon dii There are a host of pathogenic foodborne protists, but the substantial death rate is primarily due to the lethality of a single entity: Toxoplasma gondii.

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