This post is not for the weak of stomach.
Brother Duford said we made a boring job fun.
As a favor, Don Duford, a retired butcher and pastor of the Mennonite church, agreed to butcher a few goats yesterday. A month or so ago, Brother Byler traded his milking goats for four goats for meat. Brian selected one of his ten-month-old goats for our freezer. I declined the opportunity to witness and document the first part of the procedure, but headed over to the Bylers after Kendra informed me that the deed was done.
As Brother Duford cut the meat, I scribbled notes about the cuts and order.
Front legs are for roast or burger
Back straps are for roast or butterfly steaks
Neck is for roast or stew meat
Back legs are for steak or roast
Tenderloins are for steak or roast
Everything else is for burger
Neck (saw off)
Ribs (saw from tail to head)
Pieces to be ground into burger