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#6957141 - 11/12/17 03:09 PM How do breakdown your deer meat at processor.
Roll-Tide Offline
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How many pounds or what percentage do you get of breakfast sausage?
Summer sausage?
Links?
Chili meat?

Do y'all keep the back straps or give them the whole deer?

I'm gonna try a new Amish place and want to be clear.....

Probably will shoot a doe this weekend...

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#6957188 - 11/12/17 04:07 PM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
Cowboy9215 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/13
Posts: 151
My first deer I get a few lbs each specialty meat. “Sausages”. My back straps I have cut into tenderized steaks. The rest I get all hamburger meat with 15% added. I get anymore deer after that I just get steaks out of the straps and rest hamburger meat. If I shoot 2 deer the hamburger will usually last me 6months without buying burger at the store.

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#6957266 - 11/12/17 05:03 PM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
JCB Offline
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I usually keep it pretty simple.

I usually do 50/50 smoke sausage and breakfast sausage. Save back straps and tenderloins whole.

This year I just told them to do all smoke sausage while saving back strap and tenderloins whole. Shot a pig and having that all done into breakfast sausage.

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#6957345 - 11/12/17 06:14 PM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
dlrz71 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 9388
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Hamburger
occasionally chili meat
Whole backstraps/tenderloins
Summer sausage (usually jalapeno/cheese)
smoked sausage.

Hogs - breakfast sausage.

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#6957527 - 11/12/17 07:44 PM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 3326
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Tenderized steaks
Marinated fajitas
Hamburger and chili meat

Smoked sausage with garlic
Summer sausage
Sausage with jalapeno & cheese

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#6957639 - 11/12/17 08:49 PM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5356
Loc: Helotes, Hext
Before we learned that many processors do not give you your deer, I would mess with my local processor guy.
I would ask for pork chops and as many chicken fingers as I could get.
The first time he looked at me like I was nuts. He soon learned I was kidding when I said that I wanted ground beef and cabrito.
We do it all ourselves now.
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#6957646 - 11/12/17 08:52 PM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8017
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Straps whole
Steaks tenderized
Trash meat into chili, burger, various sausages, typically each deer goes one way
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#6957862 - 11/13/17 04:16 AM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
Kpaycheck Offline
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Registered: 10/08/16
Posts: 41
Ensure you get you deer back only, otherwise you may lose part of a tooth!

50/50 link, backstraps to my freezer

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#6958084 - 11/13/17 08:35 AM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
HornSlayer Offline
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Registered: 12/13/07
Posts: 1216
Loc: Azle, TX
For myself I retain the backstrap and tenders. The quarters and neck meat will yield 66% so if the bone in quarters and trimming weight is 75 lb you will get 50 to 55 lbs of venison. I personally like to mix my grind 50/50 with pork. So I will take home somewhere in the 100 to 120 lbs of sausage. Summer sausage, German ring, sweet Italian, and Jägerworste are my favorites. If I shoot a hog or two, I have it made into Breakfast sausage.

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#6958444 - 11/13/17 12:12 PM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
Sirrah243 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/09
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Loc: Llano County TX
I process my deer my self. Neck and front quarters are ground, back straps are cut into steaks. Hindquarters are broken down into ball roasts, rump roast, eye and the rest is ground. Shanks are boiled bone in and given to the dog.
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#6958460 - 11/13/17 12:24 PM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
TruTexican Offline
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Registered: 10/15/12
Posts: 234
Loc: Grayson Co Texas
straps & tenderloins whole
sirloins
backend full roasts
front shoulders jerky sliced
rest bacon jalapeno burger
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#6958474 - 11/13/17 12:34 PM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
BigPig Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
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First deer is all ground breakfast sausage. It doubles as hamburger meat, chili meat, pasta sauce, or whatever.

Second deer is usually cut basic style, with steaks and hams.

Third, if I keep it will become the fancy stuff, link, hunter sticks and whatever else strikes my fancy. If I don’t keep it, it’s given to sombebody at work that can use it.
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#6959039 - 11/13/17 07:01 PM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Wilhunt]
rexmitchell Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wilhunt
Tenderized steaks
Marinated fajitas
Hamburger and chili meat

Smoked sausage with garlic
Summer sausage
Sausage with jalapeno & cheese


Where are you getting the fajitas? I'm having to venture out to new processors this year since ours shutdown.


To the OP, I keep the straps and tenders to fry or make jerky. We keep some of the hams to make jerky and grind hamburger. I let the processors make link sausage, breakfast sausage and chop steaks. Found a local processor doing dried venison sausage. Just got my deer back and it is amazing.

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#6959639 - 11/14/17 08:15 AM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Originally Posted By: Sirrah243
I process my deer my self. Neck and front quarters are ground, back straps are cut into steaks. Hindquarters are broken down into ball roasts, rump roast, eye and the rest is ground. Shanks are boiled bone in and given to the dog.


Pretty close to what we do too! Used to grind, but found a processor who would do it cheap and I added bacon or smoked pork butt to the mix to make real good burger patties. I always weighed my meat and put it in zip locks with the #'s written on it in sharpie. He has never shorted me and I always got back the approximate weight I took in. I think he knew I was watching what I got back, but he had never shorted me
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#6959712 - 11/14/17 09:01 AM Re: How do breakdown your deer meat at processor. [Re: rexmitchell]
Wilhunt Offline
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Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
Originally Posted By: Wilhunt
Tenderized steaks
Marinated fajitas
Hamburger and chili meat

Smoked sausage with garlic
Summer sausage
Sausage with jalapeno & cheese


Where are you getting the fajitas? I'm having to venture out to new processors this year since ours shutdown.


To the OP, I keep the straps and tenders to fry or make jerky. We keep some of the hams to make jerky and grind hamburger. I let the processors make link sausage, breakfast sausage and chop steaks. Found a local processor doing dried venison sausage. Just got my deer back and it is amazing.


Hudson's on south congress in Austin does the marinated fajita. I think Shannon's in Cherokee does them also.

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