Resources for Meat Industry

Commercial Meat and Poultry Industry

Resources for Game and Home Livestock Slaughter

Extension Documents addressing home slaughter processing of wild game, beef, pork and poultry. Additionally, there are documents on custom slaughter process.

CR-507: Field Care of Harvested Big Game

Proper care of harvested game is the most important criterion to ensure its value as food. This publication was prepared to assist you in the proper care of your game in the field. Deer are used as examples in the following procedures. The information can also be applied to other big game animals.

CR-495: Handling and Cooking Game
Each year hunters waste thousands of pounds of meat through carelessness, ignorance, or neglect. Here are some suggestions to help you preserve your meat so that you can deliver it in good condition to the cook or to the freezer. The quality and flavour of the meat depends a great deal on the care you give it from the moment it is killed.

CR-508: Processing Your Deer at Home

This publication illustrates and describes a good method of cutting up a deer. It serves as a guide, and there are tips on using, cooking, and storing venison.

Slaughtering Practices And Techniques

This publication illustrates and describes methods to prepare beef animals for conventional slaughter and traditional and ritualistic slaughter.

Home Slaughtering and Processing of Beef

These publications illustrate and describe methods to prepare beef animals for slaughter, the slaughter method and process to breakdown a carcass, as well as wrapping and storing meat.

How to Butcher a Pig for Home Use

These publications illustrate and describe methods to prepare swine for slaughter, slaughter, process to breakdown a carcass, as well as wrapping and storing meat.

Home Processing of Poultry

These publications illustrate and describe methods to prepare poultry for slaughter, the slaughter process, breakdown of carcass, as well as wrapping and storing meat.

Buying Locally Raised Meats for Custom Processing

These publications illustrate and describe methods to purchase meat directly from producer.

Guide B-234: Selling Meat Direct to Consumers from the Ranch or Farm

This publication will provide information that will help both producers and their customers become educated in direct beef sales off the ranch or farm.

Meat Processing Business Development