All animals should be gutted and cooled as soon as possible. This is especially true of bear because their fur and fat are designed to hold heat in. A bear should be gutted as soon as possible after it is killed, then packed with ice inside and out until it can be skinned. A bear will go bad even at temperatures below 40 degrees if not packed with ice because the hide will not release heat.
Unfortunately, we’ve had a couple of total losses with some bears as of late because they weren’t properly dressed, so much so that not only was the meat bad, the bear couldn’t even be mounted or skinned for a bear skin rug.
This is the perfect time for you to bring the beef, hog, goat, lamb, etc. that you have raised and to stock up your freezer or get one from us. After a wonderful deer season we now are taking any and all livestock for slaughter and processing. No need to feed your animal the rest of the winter let it feed you for the few months. If you have more than one, maybe your friends, neighbors, or co-workers would like one. You can sell it to them and then bring it for slaughter. All you have to do is drop of your animal at the scheduled time, then pick it up packaged and frozen ready for your freezer. You can choose your cutting options and cost per animal on our website. Call David Burks to schedule your animal to be processed or to order one from us.
Burks Farm has your solution! Preparing and cooking a whole pig can be intimidating, but we are here to help. If you purchase your whole pig from Burks Farm, Mike Chandler, David’s cousin, can prepare and/or cook your pig for you. If you are interested in our services, please use our contact form, call 804-366-2754, or email us to get more information.