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Speaking of goats.
« on: September 02, 2014, 08:05:33 PM »
Didn't want to hijack a thread so thought I would start a new one. Has anyone tried or barbecued a goat. Never have but a lot of people have told me it was good.

Used to be and still may be a slaughter house from northern Pa. that would come down here and buy every goat they could. Had a cattle trailer that you pull behind a ton truck with two levels. Reckon their was a big market for it in NJ and NY.
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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 09:27:41 PM »
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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2014, 09:28:13 PM »
I've never tried goat but I really like lamb, around here there are a lot of immigrant workers that will buy up any goat you're willing to sell.  Can't help but think if you picked the right animal (cattle, hogs no different) that it wouldn't be good.

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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2014, 09:54:49 PM »
When I was growing up we had no deer, but there was a herd of wild goats.  We would go for a nanny without a kid.  Proper dressing and meat handling was important.   food6
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 08:12:14 AM »
Had Texas bar-b-que/smoked goat twice in the last couple of months,  MMM-MMM-good, with beans, cole slaw, corn bread, nanner pudding, and adult beverages.  8)
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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 10:37:25 AM »
If those billy goats taste like they smell, it would be hard to eat billy goat meat.
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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2014, 11:07:07 AM »
Only back in the sandbox, way more of a necessity than by choice, guess it reminds me of the line from Star Wars, that went something along the lines of "smells like $#!^, but it will keep you alive", don't plan to do that again.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2014, 01:31:47 PM »
Cabrito, my friends, not an old billy, or at least a young doe.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2014, 01:43:32 PM »
A  young goat slathered up with Italian dressing, wrapped tightly in foil with carrots ,onions, and peppers and sloooowwwww cooked on a pit is mighty good with a few tortillas and fixings.
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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2014, 02:05:31 PM »
If those billy goats taste like they smell, it would be hard to eat billy goat meat. 
That is why we always picked a dry nanny or a kid.
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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2014, 07:05:24 PM »
When we used to kill our own hogs two things we never did. 1 was to kill a sow that was in heat and the other if you killed a boar that had not been castrated was to immediately cut his oysters off and THROW THEM AWAY.
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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2014, 09:09:42 PM »
yes young goats are good! better than deer, just my opinion, we raised many, feed them, milked them and butchered them, get over the stigma, it is good meat!
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2014, 09:22:23 PM »
That is why we always picked a dry nanny or a kid.

Stop picking on Women and Children.  :)
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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2014, 09:31:18 PM »
Have you ever smelled "Billy Goat Gruff"??   :o
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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2014, 09:36:14 PM »
1 was to kill a sow that was in heat and the other if you killed a boar that had not been castrated was to immediately cut his oysters off and THROW THEM AWAY.

Both the oysters and the boar  :D :D :D.
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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2014, 09:40:55 PM »
1 was to kill a sow that was in heat and the other if you killed a boar that had not been castrated was to immediately cut his oysters off and THROW THEM AWAY.

Both the oysters and the boar  :D :D :D.

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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2014, 09:42:54 PM »
If you have ever eaten a nasty, big, wild boar, hog, with large oysters that were never shucked, you will understand that statement  :-\.
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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2014, 10:18:09 PM »
Occasionally you get bacon from a boar, and you know it, taste and smell way bad.
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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2014, 10:25:07 AM »
If you have ever eaten a nasty, big, wild boar, hog, with large oysters that were never shucked, you will understand that statement  :-\.
It doesn't have to be a wild one either, I can't hardly stand a sausage pizza anymore I swear all they use is boar meat for the sausage.

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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2014, 04:26:46 PM »
Their is an old saying you are what you eat. I think that is very true for animals. I have harvested some deer that were simply prime and some that were not so good.

At one time, and they still may do it, they made a cattle feed out of chicken manure with some added molasses etc. for cows to eat. Feller down this way fattened a beef on it. Big dummy. All the fat had a blue tint and stunk. Ended up throwing it away.

Now here's a funny. Most everyone knows that beef is usually put in a feed lot and fattened before slaughter and even if you are raising one your self you will usually confine it and feed it some grain. Costs more to do that.

Saw an add the other day for grain fed beef at x price. Then they had an add for "free range beef" which is simply off grass and it was more expensive. Ha.
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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2014, 06:07:46 PM »
And I'm sure it was completely organic too  ::)

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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2014, 09:12:36 PM »
 

 

The best eatin' goats fit nicely in the crock pot or cast iron skillet.   digin_2   ;)

Better be on your A-game when it comes to the fencing though...  >:(
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Re: Speaking of goats.
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2014, 05:23:02 AM »
I guess I did not know about the fencing part. I missed that memo.   ;D  We had 7 goats,5 good size ones and 2 small ones.The most we had at one time was three. I never had a problem with them getting out. I used slabs from my mill. I choiced the best ones and the goats must of been happy with it.
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2014, 04:48:53 PM »
note: if you can throw water thru a fence a goat will go thru it too
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« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2014, 08:08:47 PM »
Looks like a pic of my last family reunion.  :D
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