Bull burger

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Bull burger

Post by BFE » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:00 am

Many folks grind old cows for hamburger, has anyone done this with an old bull? Curious if it would be fit to eat.



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Re: Bull burger

Post by hurleyjd » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:06 am

What do they do with an old bull run through the ring that brings a pretty good price per LB? Answer Bull Burgers.
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Re: Bull burger

Post by BFE » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:57 am

I understand that, but do they have to blend it? Wasn't sure if it's flavor would be good by itself.

I was wondering if anyone had any personal experience with it.

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Re: Bull burger

Post by Nesikep » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:29 pm

Just add more pepper to it!
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Re: Bull burger

Post by fnfarms1 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:06 pm

People here say they do. I've never ate any. I knew an old guy that sold beef burger. He would buy bulls at the sale, take em home, use the clamp style castraters to avoid blood loss. Take their nuts off, feed em 30-60days and butcher them. Heck of alot of meat

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Re: Bull burger

Post by SBMF 2015 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:03 pm

A small producer I consult for had a mature bull that had him scared. I told him I would bring a couple mrkt cows over to help load the bull on the trailer. I got told NO! We weren't taking a chance on getting hurt. They just had the locker come out and butcher him. That bull had to weigh 2,400lbs plus. I don't know how much hamburger they got, but it was a lot.
They said it was good and lean. I know they sold the heck out of it.

I have had several pound cow buyers tell me that bull carcasses will absorb as many lbs of waters as it weighs. Then when they grind it they add some cow fat and there you go. Lots of cheap hamburger.
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Re: Bull burger

Post by WFfarm » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:54 am

I was told mature bull meat was coarser and good at absorbing water so it was used a lot for making things like bologna and hot dogs.

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