Today in the News: This is the second part of The Harvest. This post will contain very graphic pictures of a dead buffalo being gutted and prepared for butchering. If you have a weak stomach or disagree with harvesting animals for meat, this post is not for you. Please come back tomorrow.
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The Harvest, Part 2
The farm owner and his assistant entered the pen with a tractor and chained up the bull. They’ve obviously done this before. I can’t imagine having to move this monster without equipment.
When all of the organs were removed, Eeyore washed down the inside with water and then drenched the exterior for evaporative cooling.
This is where I stopped documenting the process. Once they had the bull loaded onto the truck, they brought it to a professional butcher.
Speaking from experience, a large group of people could butcher a bull this size in a day – faster with experience. We used to do it at my grandparent’s farm. All of my uncles, aunts and cousins (and sometimes neighbors) would help in the process of cutting and wrapping meat. Granted, it was usually moose or deer. In any case, many hands make light work.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the process documented. It was very cool to be able to participate. I’d like to say thank you to Eeyore and all of the other families involved for letting me document the process.
Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum,
Mike, Oscar, Hotel….out.