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The carnivore corner

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How I Skin and Butcher a Possum 21 Replies

Skinning and Butchering a PossumIf it is one thing I've learned, there is often more than one way to do a job.  Here is what I have been doing.  It would be interesting to read what others…Continue

Started by Stephen Coote. Last reply by Hanna Nov 29, 2014.

Wild duck recipes

Friends went shooting at the weekend and have given us two ducks that are now sitting in the fridge:)Would anyone like to share their favourite recipes with me? ThanksContinue

Tags: recipes, duck, wild

Started by Megan May 6, 2013.

Surplus beef or sheep? 4 Replies

Fifteen or so years ago I had ten acres just south of Auckland, and although the property was not certified, things were pretty much organic. I raised a few beefies (had two cows which provided milk…Continue

Tags: livestock, surplus, sheep, beef

Started by Jacqui Knight. Last reply by Ricardo Oscar Marques Apr 23, 2011.

Splitting a Carcass in Half down the Back Bone. 2 Replies

I seldom bother with splitting a carcass through the backbone.   If I've shot something in the scrub I am generally reluctant to carry more than I have to so I generally just cut all the meat off the…Continue

Started by Stephen Coote. Last reply by Stephen Coote Feb 9, 2011.

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Comment by Laura King on May 26, 2010 at 12:57pm
Oh lovely, lovely meat. Lamb shanks waiting in the freezer for me to stew them up this weekend. My partner bought us some aged sirloin steaks from Better Butchers on Mt Eden Road (on the right as you head towards Mt Albert road end) - they were great - highly recommend their own bacon and ham too.

Also been buying meat packs straight from the farm - Lake Farm Beef in Cambridge: http://site.lakefarmbeef.co.nz/about.asp . They do a special cross bred which is bred for good eating and I have been impressed with the meat. Anything to avoid buying meat from the bloody (pun somewhat intended) supermarket.

My partner fishes from time to time and brings home the freshest fish of all. The only fish I've bought which comes close is from Food Direct: http://www.fooddirect.co.nz/

Have begun to attempt to convince my partner his new hobby should be hunting but not sure he's taken the bait yet. Do you hunt? Whereabouts?

I know that myself and at least one other ooooby-ite are interested in eating organ meats and they can be hard to acquire at times, especially the more obscure ones. Am quite keen on getting my hands on some kidneys with the adrenal glands still attached, so let me know if you can help. Also some heart meat. Would be ideal if it came from game.
Comment by Kev W on May 23, 2010 at 7:25pm
oh, yeah...a good place to start is the legalities of homekill and recreational catch- http://www.nzfsa.govt.nz/animalproducts/publications/manualsguides/...
I'd advise against trading product in this group and bringing oooby into disrepute but anything else goes and there are ways...
Comment by Kev W on May 23, 2010 at 7:07pm
Well, gotta start somewhere...apologies to people who might find this group offensive but, hey, different strokes right guys? and not all of us are herbivores, although thats about 80-90% of my diet.
Fishing, beef, lamb, pork and game...im into it! anyone else?
 

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