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semmens
Friday, December 1, 2006, 12:59am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I will have to try goat sometime. Does it resemble beef at all in flavor?

I adore lamb, and when I have some room in my freezer I'd like to get a grassfed lamb. Spring might work for this.
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I find it more like ostrich than goat.   When I use it I always make it into a stew so I could not really tell you what unadorned goat meat actually tastes like!
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I live in San Antonio and I think that I have posted this many times before, but it is solution worth repeating:

I found a butcher that will go to a sale and purchase a whole grass-fed steer for me live on the hoof.  Because he already goes to the sale regularly to purchase live beef for his meat store, he just charges me a little bit and picks one up for me, too.  He knows the beef ranchers and knows which cattle are pasture raised and fed only without being finished at a feed lot.  He then hauls the live animal back to his (tiny) slaughterhouse and humanely kills them.    He hangs ages it for as long as I request (at least 10 days - EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IF YOU PURCHASE BEEF THIS WAY) then butchers it to my specifications (1-1/2 " steaks, no chilimeat, etc.), cuts it up, wraps it and deep freezes it.  I borrow a friend of mine's truck and go and pick the whole thing up and put it in coolers until I get home.  The last time I did this, I got 338 pounds of meat (from filet mignon to short ribs to soup bones) for just under $800. It ended up costing me, overall, $2.30/ lb for the entire thing.

The butcher also will pick me up some cabrito (kid goats) at the sale and butchers them and wraps them up:  $65 each.

I know that the beef that he purchases for me is pasture-raised only and not finished off at a feed lot.  I know that he takes care in transporting the live animal and not stressing it and I know that he quickly, carefully and humanely kills the animals that he does for me.

Since there is a LOT of dairy just north and east of NYC (I grew up in upstate NY - Ithaca) if you search around, you can probably find something similar to this.  I know that, growing up, there was always a butcher around who would kill and process a animal for you.  I would just get on the internet and look for sale barns or old-fashioned meat markets.  Most likely, you could find a butcher through the sale barn.

I would see if you could find a friend or two and go in on a whole beef.  Perhaps one of them would have a truck or large car. If you were able to get this done now (although the grass isn't good at this time of year), you wouldn't even need to worry about coolers for transport.  A small-scale slaughterhouse might have a line on some cabrito and/or lambs, too.  Perhaps rabbits also.

Just a few hours north, west or south should provide you with this sort of solution to your quest.


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I live in San Antonio and I think that I have posted this many time before:

I found a butcher that will purchase a whole grass-fed steer for me.  He ages it for as long as I request (at least 10 dayst) then butchers it to my specifications (1-1/2 " steaks, no chilimeat, etc.), cuts it up, wraps it and deep freezes it.  I borrow a friend of mine's truck and go and pick the whole thing up and put it in coolers until I get home.  The last time I did this, I got 338 pounds of meat (from filet mignon to short ribs) for just under $800.  It ended up costing me, overall, $2.30/ lb for the entire thing.

The butcher also will pick me up some cabrito (kid goats) at the sale and butchers them and wraps them up:  $65 each.

I know that the beef that he purchases for me is pasture-raised only and not finished off at a feed lot.  I know that he takes care in transporting the live animal and not stressing it and I know that he quickly, carefully and humanely kills the animals that he does for me.

Since there is a LOT of dairy just north and east of NYC (I grew up in upstate NY - Ithaca) if you search around, you can probably find something similar to this.  I know that, growing up, there was always a butcher around who would kill and process a animal for you.  I would just get on the internet and look for sale barns.  Most likely, you could find a butcher through the sale barn.

I would see if you could find a friend or two and go in on a whole beef.  Perhaps one of them would have a truck. If you were able to get this done now (although the grass isn't good at this time of year), you wouldn't even need to worry about coolers for transport.  A small-scale slaughterhouse might have a line on some cabrito and/or lambs, too.  Perhaps rabbits also.

Just a few hours north, west or south should provide you with this sort of solution to your quest.




cool, cool, cool!

The closest I've come is a mini slaughterhouse in NYC where you can go in pick out a goat or a chicken or a rabbit and they will slaughter it for you on the premises.,  THe drawback is that the animals are not grass-fed or - as far as I know - even hormone and anti-biotic free.  I believe there were some lambs there too.

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Definitely an economical way to go...  but WTH do you do with your side of grass fed cow?  Do you have to chop it into steaks yourself?  Personally I'm not sure I'm ready to hoist a whole lamb over my shoulder and carry it upstairs into my apartment.  

But I guess if we're really going to go back to basics, why not make our own spears and go out and hunt some buffalo?  



sorry for not clarifying...you have the company providing the meat chop it up in the cuts you want


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sorry for not clarifying...you have the company providing the meat chop it up in the cuts you want



Thanks.  I had visions of you in your kitchen with a meat cleaver, with animal blood sprayed all over the walls.  .
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