Everything needed to process birds at home! Just supply a stock pot for scalding. Recommended for folks with just a few birds to process in the backyard.
• Medium killing cone, 12 inches in length, 9.5 inches wide
• Poultry sticker knife, 7 inches long (blade length: 3 inches)
• Plastic shackle, 26 inches long, 6 inches wide
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.
Most efforts to unravel the complexities of the production and consumption of animal protein tend to pit meat eaters and vegetarians against each other. The Ethical Meat Handbook seeks a middle ground, arguing that by assuming full responsibility for the food on our fork, and more importantly, the route by which it gets there, we can make animals an optimal source of food, fiber and environmental management.
These units can be funded, built and used by a community of small farmers, or you can develop one by yourself and use it as part of a business. The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse covers the mechanics of constructing the unit, government regulations, the permitting process, sanitation, safety, and much more.
This incredibly popular hands-on book is a grass-roots best seller. It has helped thousands of folks have better gardens and has rekindled an interest in the backyard flocks and heritage breeds of poultry.