I don't usually get a new book. Usually I buy them used as they cost so much new but today I saw this one, told Phil I really liked it and he wouldn't let me put it back. I was just going to look for it other places where I could get it cheaper but he insisted and I'm glad he did.
This book covers everything you could need to know about butchering your own domestic animals and processing them into usable cuts of meat. Domestic animal meats this book will tell you how to process include: beef, veal, sheep, goats, pork and poultry/fowl. It also covers game animals as well such as bison, moose, elk, deer, and bighorn sheep. Smaller animals included are rabbits, raccoon, opossum, muskrat, snakes, turtles, frogs, squirrel and fish.
There are excellent real pictures showing the butchering of each type of animal and the cutting up of the meat. I really think that no matter what you are butchering you could do a good job of it with this book.
Plus at the end of each chapter there is at least one recipe for each different animal that they have shown you how to butcher.
There are also chapters on: Meat Curing and Smoking, Sausages, Building a Butchery Business and Meat Byproduct and Food Preservation.
It really is the best book that I have seen on the subject which was why I wanted it so much and am recommending it to all of you.