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    I have taken 3 deer to 2 different processors this past year. All the meat I received from them have contained hair. Is this normal. I'm not talking about a hair like every other pack, it is more like a dozen or more per package.

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    It's not normal around here. Maybe some high volume places with temporary help? I cut up my own but I'm in the minority of my bunch so if there was a lot of hair I would for sure hear about it.

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    • #3
      I've killed several dozen deer and taken them to processors.
      I have gotten a hair or two.............maybe three times.
      I've also cut up several myself.
      Think that's the route I'm taking from now on.
      I get more steaks that way for some odd reason.

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      • #4
        I used a processor twice, many years ago. I paid an outrageous fee, and did not get enough meat back. The Bookkeeper and I bought a grinder and a vacuum sealer, and started processing our own, and have done so ever since. Hair, silver skin, bone or lead chips are never an issue. Once in a great while we might find a hair or bone chip in a package, but not often.
        One of my hunting group even went so far as to build his own Meat House. It has heat, air, running water, and a place to store all his processing equipment and ice chests.
        I would recommend anyone process their own meat, for the simple reason that once I took a look at the cutting room of a processor. Yech!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Amc0825 View Post
          I have taken 3 deer to 2 different processors this past year. All the meat I received from them have contained hair. Is this normal. I'm not talking about a hair like every other pack, it is more like a dozen or more per package.
          I would think that to be very unusual and certainly not a good advertising issue for a processor. That would also lead me to have a concern for other aspects of sanitation of meat handling from such sources, jmo !

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          • #6
            Hmmm, hopefully it was deer hair...............LOL

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            • #7
              That's ridiculous. You should contact the owner. If it was an employee who was so careless, the owner would want to know about it. It's his name on the line.

              If it's a one-person outfit, I'd still complain. That's your food. I doubt the butcher would go so far as giving you a refund, but you never know, he might honestly feel bad about it and throw you a good discount for next season. It's careless work, but if it was late at night and your deer was the umpteenth one he'd done since five that morning ... well, I can see it happening.

              Of course, if he's a jerk about it, he'd never see another penny from me, and I'd use every resource at my disposal to spread the word on what a lousy butcher he is.

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              • #8
                I have taken probably 10 deer to the Mennonite deer processor at Selma Alabama when I was hunting down there several years ago. Maybe I got a hair but it was rare. Now here in WV we have a professional butcher in our deer camp. We hang all our deer till Friday and then have butcher day. My buddy and I skin the deer with my 4-wheeler and quarter the deer and put it on the table, tenderloins too. From there the butcher cuts up the deer into steaks and burger. We have a tenderizer at camp and fire up the generator and tenderize the steaks and a couple of the other guys wrap them and label them. Usually the weather is cold enough to leave them outside till we go home Saturday. Once in a great while we may get a hair too but it is a rare occurrence . When I get home on Saturday it is ready to put in the freezer. Several years ago I took some deer meat to a processor in Maryland to have balony made. After I saw them dump the deer meat on a big pile on a concrete floor with all the other meat with blood and hair and use a bobcat to pick it up and put in the grinder that was the last for that place.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Amc0825 View Post
                  I have taken 3 deer to 2 different processors this past year. All the meat I received from them have contained hair. Is this normal. I'm not talking about a hair like every other pack, it is more like a dozen or more per package.
                  No not that much. A hair here and there does sometimes happen. When I do mine I have gotten pretty good over the years and have no hair in my own. My neighbor always quickly runs a propane torch over his to make sure there is not a hair he missed. If you have that much from a processor I would atleast get my money back. That quality would have me concerned about cleanliness also.

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                  • #10
                    We would get all the deer together and set up in a double garage. A family member is a professional butcher, everyone else has a task. My Mother used to cook up the livers with onions and bring out a tray - that always hit the spot.

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                    • #11
                      I have spoken with both processors and won't be going back. I'm going to have to find a local friend I can process with. I don't have the space at my house. I guess my dog is going to eat good.

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                      • #12
                        I don't have the room what with all the woman crap cluttering the garage.
                        So this yr will set up a table on the patio and cut mine there.
                        Assuming I see anything worth shooting LOL

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Amc0825 View Post
                          I have spoken with both processors and won't be going back. I'm going to have to find a local friend I can process with. I don't have the space at my house. I guess my dog is going to eat good.
                          Buy a fold up plastic picnik table and you can do it anywhere. I do mine right in my kitchen in early season when its warm.

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                          • #14
                            Don't you hang it up for awhile?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Amc0825 View Post
                              Don't you hang it up for awhile?
                              I like to hang them for 4-5 days atleast but in sept when its 60-70 degrees I have no choice maybe quarter and refrigerate for a day or two

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