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Sheep Meat Questions

Discussion in 'Everything Else Sheep' started by WindyIndy, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. Nov 22, 2016
    TAH

    TAH Herd Master

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    We hung our goat for 8 days, he turned out wonderful
     
  2. Nov 22, 2016
    norseofcourse

    norseofcourse Herd Master

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    The place I take my lambs hangs them for about a week. I've heard of tenderstretch, but have not asked them if they do it.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2016
    WindyIndy

    WindyIndy Loving the herd life

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    I have heard of tenderstretch too. I would have hung them, but I read in the storey's guide to sheep that you didn't need to more then 24 hours if you wanted. I'm definitely going to next year though ;) And being rams wouldn't have made the meat for chewy?

    We never hung our chickens though, I have never even heard of that.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2016
    NH homesteader

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    No you don't have to hang the chicken but you let it sit in the fridge for 24 hours before cooking or freezing. It it super tough if you eat it right away or freeze it right away.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2017
    Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Chillin' with the herd

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    We'll be butchering our first lambs this year...what cuts do you all typically get done?
     
  6. Apr 16, 2017
    Baymule

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    Lamb chops, leg o' lamb, shanks (lower part of the leg, but above the knee) lamb burger, ribs and they are all DEEEE-LICIOUS!!!
     
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