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Discussion in 'Goats' started by mberryrfd, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. mberryrfd

    mberryrfd Well-Known Member

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    Well we had a wither butcherd and picked him last week.
    Now this is our first goat meat.
    Every one in the house likes it
    he was on the older side 18 monthes so he is a bit tough but we wound up with enough meat to feed this family of 6 for atleast 2 weeks
    we will do the next on at a younger age
     
  2. Loda Farm

    Loda Farm Well-Known Member

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    We just sent our first one in tonight. Can't wait to try him. :)

    Laura
     

  3. BasicLiving

    BasicLiving Well-Known Member

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    I've never eaten goat meat. How did you cook it? Can you compare it to other meat?

    My parents always raised goats - as pets. I'm thinking of getting a few when we can - for milk and I'm wondering whether we should consider them for meat. But I've never eaten it.

    Penny
     
  4. Bearfootfarm

    Bearfootfarm Hello, hello....is there anybody in there.....? Supporter

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    If you want tender meat it needs to be aged. I do a lot of it in coolers for about a week and it makes a world of difference. Small cuts can be done in a refrigerator. Just keep temps around 40 degrees
     
  5. ozark_jewels

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    Cook it slowly with plenty of moisture and its delicious. It has no marbling like beef, so you need to cook it slowly to keep it from drying out and becoming tough. You can use it in any recipe that calls for beef.
    If I was going to compare it to another meat, I would say its like a rich beef. I think its better than lamb by far. :)
     
  6. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    We never age ours and its tender. Its simply personal preference. We have no room to age it so we don't. Goat doesn't need aged like beef was the concensus when I asked the pros. :)
     
  7. mberryrfd

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    We have cooked it like beef, Had arm roast this weekend cooked it in a crock pot.
    Even had goat burgers.The chops are very comparable to a steak.
    We now are eagrly waiting for the next one to get big enough and he is growing fast will prolly take him in at 8 monthes.
     
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    Somehow, once the ainmal has a name, it's a pet. I don.t eat pets. I think I would throw up. If someone else raises it and butchers it, I can eat it. Weird huh.