Buck Meat

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Tango, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. Tango

    Tango Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine located a small herd that is being sold due to the death of the owner. There are a couple of younger bucks that were not castrated. He asked me if young bucks could be butchered for the freezer. I told him that I had been told they would taste fine until one year of age. I haven't ever had goat meat so I'm only going by what I've been told. These bucks are 9-10 months old. The family wants to sell the whole herd- 8 goats together and he only wants one buck. Will the meat be fine for the freezer?
     
  2. It is my understanding that those people of Carribean heritage like mature buck meat. Personally I couldnt eat something that smelled so putrid!!!

    The best thing to do would be to wait until buck is completely out of rut, wash him thoroughly...give him a day or two...then harvest him. And I would turn him into burger. They are usually sexually mature by 7 months and these bucks at 9-10months wont stink as much as a 2-3yo buck would but still rank. No fella I'd want to snuggle with!
     

  3. Tango

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    Well Cuba and Puerto Rico are in the Caribbean but having never eaten goat before, I don't know if I could stomach anything that smelled rank. We butchered a five month old hog for our dogs and barbecued the ribs for us and the meat was just starting to smell a little. Not bad at all but slightly noticeable. If a goat is the same then I'd tell him to forget it unless he can have them castrated by a vet and let them dry out. And there for a minute I thought I'd finally be able to taste goat meat if he bought that herd. :(
     
  4. Cabrito is suckling goat. Not sure what they use for adult term. Have you searched the net for additional info.?
     
  5. Kshobbit

    Kshobbit Well-Known Member

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    They should be fine to eat. The people can always have them castrated now and wait a few month to butcher them. Some bucks are sexually mature at that age but most are not urinating on themselves yet.
    I have know of goat raisers catrating an adult buck and having him butchered and turned into sausage. There is a market for those bucks as meat if they want to go ahead and sell them. The Africans and Arabs like an intact buck for butcher.