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4hfarms

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Would like to know how many days you hang ur meat. Ummm let me rephrase that.... after a harvest, how long do you hang the animal before cutting it up. Reason I ask is because I heard some keep a gutted cow in the barn for a week. I usually give it a day or two, maybe three but packaged by dark on the third night. Depending on time and temp of harvest

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Would like to know how many days you hang ur meat. Ummm let me rephrase that.... after a harvest, how long do you hang the animal before cutting it up. Reason aI ask is because I heard so e keep a terror cow in the barn for a week. I usually give it a day or two, maybe three but packaged by dark. Depending on time and temp of harvest

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If you go search around on the enet there are studies on maximizing hanging time. I forgot what the break over point is.
 

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Have only ever done deer... cattle always went to a custom processor.
With the deer... it depends on temperatures... Rarely do we get a long enough run of subfreezing temps to leave one hanging for more than 2 or 3 days...
 

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Beef 10-14 days. Hogs 4-6 days.
My Grandpa used to hang hogs in the runway of the corn crib with the doors pulled shut. Dad said you'd have to go in there every once in a while and chase the barn cats away.
 

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