Butchering Workshop in South Boston, VA

Butchery Craft for the Farmer — Friday March 1, 2013

Are you interested in home butchering?

 As the demand for local and niche meats grows, farmers considering entering this market need to have a working knowledge of their products.  Come experience traditions of old and learn how to butcher on your own farm!

 Hosted by:  Hudson Heritage Farms, LLC                                                                                      Note: Hudson Heritage Farms is a working farm and participates should not bring their dogs or small children to this event.

A demonstration butchery class by expert butcher and chef Justin Meddis (Rose’s Meat Market & Sweet Shop). During this course participants will view the breakdown of a side of beef, learn about the common cuts of meat and where the cuts of meat come from on the carcass, and discuss value added products. Although beef will be used for the demonstration the information is transferable to pork, lamb, goat, and large species of game.


8:30 am – Begin registration at Hudson Heritage Farms

Snacks and coffee complimentary of Halifax Farm Bureau

9:00 am – Begin butchery workshop

Demonstration side of beef provided by Strange Farms

12:00–1:00 pm – Lunch

Meat provided by Hudson Heritage and Misty Meadows Farms

5:00 pm – Conclusion

Participates are encouraged to dress for weather conditions and are welcomed to bring their own folding chair.

Location:  Hudson Heritage Farms  14242 River Road South Boston, VA 24592

Non-refundable registration fee: $20.00

Space is limited so registration must be received by February 20, 2013

–          Checks should be addressed to “Virginia Cooperative Extension – Halifax”

–          Registration and fee should be mailed or dropped off at:

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Halifax Office

171 South Main Street

Halifax, VA 24558






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