Learn more about cuts of grass-fed beef! Producers and consumers alike are invited to attend!
Matt Hamilton of Genesis Beef and Local Yocal will be leading a class in butchering as part of the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (TOFGA) Annual Conference.
The workshop is Friday, Feb. 17 from 8:30 to 11:30 at Local Yocal (213 N. Tennessee in McKinney). The cost is $50 per person.
This class will be a walk-through breakdown of a grass-fed beef carcass to give attendees a hands-on experience to learn cuts of beef, locations of, and variations of cuts of beef. We will be discussing the difference between the commercial cuts of beef coming out of large plants know as boxed beef, custom processed beef cuts, and retail beef cuts. Attendees will be learning how to talk to a custom processor to get the cuts that will get the most value out of their animal and provide their customers with products they want and can use. Dress warm and wear non-slip shoes. Leather soles, open toes, or high heels will not be allowed into the cutting room for this class.
This is a pre-conference workshop, so conference participation is not required. Register for this workshop only by going to www.tofga.org/2012_conference and selecting the 'Only Pre-Conference' category. Registration for the entire conference is also available on the same site.