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I have a heifer with a bummed shoulder that I can't get much weight on. My coworker wants to buy her carcass to ground up. If he's grounding her up do we need to hang her?
 

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I have a heifer with a bummed shoulder that I can't get much weight on. My coworker wants to buy her carcass to ground up. If he's grounding her up do we need to hang her?
I will defer to those on here that slaughter their own. But, I don't think the carcass has to be aged if it is all going to ground beef. I do know some packers break down the carcass and only age the tender cuts and grind the rest immediately.
 

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I have a heifer with a bummed shoulder that I can't get much weight on. My coworker wants to buy her carcass to ground up. If he's grounding her up do we need to hang her?
YES, you still need to hang her. Not as long 5-6 days compared to 10-14 days to cut her up. If you don't you'll have some pretty bloody hamburger.
 
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