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Home-Grown Cow Butchered By Farmer For His Own Wedding
A young New York farmer recently got married on his farm and served up one of his own cows for dinner at the reception. Jason Detzel says he wanted to celebrate his love of farming with family and friends.
  The grass-fed heifer was slaughtered on the farm during the week before the wedding, yielding 550 lbs. of beef that Detzel says cost $3.50/lb. to produce. Many of the guests at the wedding told him it was the best beef they’d ever had and asked if they could buy some from him. Since the beef was not processed in a USDA-approved facility, he couldn’t sell it but there was no problem serving it to the guests at the wedding.
  Detzel thought about filming the slaughter and butchering process of the cow to exhibit at the wedding, but decided it might make some folks uncomfortable. But he did take the time to point out to guests that the animal was killed humanely without having to go through the trauma of being trucked to a remote facility.

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2020 - Volume #44, Issue #2