Butchering Beef: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering

Butchering Beef: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering

by Adam Danforth
     
 

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Using detailed, step-by-step photography of every stage of the process, Adam Danforth shows you exactly how to humanely slaughter and butcher cattle for beef. From creating the right pre-slaughter conditions to killing, skinning, keeping cold, breaking the meat down, and creating cuts of meat you’ll recognize from the market, Danforth walks you through every

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Using detailed, step-by-step photography of every stage of the process, Adam Danforth shows you exactly how to humanely slaughter and butcher cattle for beef. From creating the right pre-slaughter conditions to killing, skinning, keeping cold, breaking the meat down, and creating cuts of meat you’ll recognize from the market, Danforth walks you through every step, leaving nothing to chance. He also covers food safety, freezing and packaging, and tools and equipment. This comprehensive reference is the only guide you need to successfully, safely, and humanely slaughter and butcher your own animal.

Editorial Reviews

the newspaper of the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Organic Broadcaster
“Adam Danforth’s two new books about butchering feature tasteful photographs and a thorough explanation of each step of the process. … [They]make you feel like you can raise and process your own livestock, and do it thoughtfully and skillfully … [and] provide new insights for all of us about butchering and its impact on the quality of meat.”

Kitchen Arts & Letters
“Adam Danforth’s two new books about butchering feature tasteful photographs and a thorough explanation of each step of the process. … [They]make you feel like you can raise and process your own livestock, and do it thoughtfully and skillfully … [and] provide new insights for all of us about butchering and its impact on the quality of meat.”

HobbyFarms.com
“These are not mere how-to guides: they are the equivalent of in-depth college courses. … What’s more, this is not just academic data: there are practical applications, and not only for homestead butchers. Anyone who cooks or eats meat would benefit from much of this information. … On a scale of 1-10, these easily rank 12, minimum.”

The Shepherd
“[A] breathtaking guide through the paradoxical process of killing animals with compassion. … For those who have embraced the farm to table movement and are ready to take matters into their own hands, this is required reading. For those whose consideration of meat and poultry begins and ends at the supermarket, it is a transformative wake-up call.”

From the Publisher
“There's an entire industry of professionals who humanely raise and slaughter animals for a living, in an intensely personal and responsible way that's to be admired. One of those professionals is Adam Danforth, the author of a new book series that sets out to educate those interested in humanely slaughtering their own food.”

“If you’re interested in self-sustainability and raising livestock for meat consumption, this book is the next step in your process. It’s informative, it’s comprehensive, and above all else, it’s reverent and respectful of the animals giving their lives so we can live ours.”

“These books were written by a man who loves livestock, and loves meat – with reverence.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612121895
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
03/11/2014
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
574,214
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Kitchen Arts & Letters
"A pair of extremely strong guides to the humane slaughter and careful butchering of the most commonly eaten nimals in the United States. ... Great resources."

Bill Niman
"Over the years, I've met dozens of chefs and home cooks who wanted to buy beef in carcass form from a local farmer. But they found proper butchering daunting. Butchering Beef is packed with photos and thoughtful how-to information that will be extremely useful to anyone wanting to undertake that task. I congratulate and thank Adam Danforth for sharing his considerable knowledge in such a user-friendly format."

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