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Waste nothing

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:04 pm
by Badger7420
I don't like to waste anything but I lost the calf this morning I was wondering if there's anything I can do with the body like with the hide or bones or anything like that I do a lot of craft work and stuff or even for dog food

Re: Waste nothing

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:25 pm
by M.Magis
Could skin it, salt it, and have it tanned. But it would cost a lot more than it would be worth.
Dog food should be okay. Or coyote bait.
Sorry about the calf.

Re: Waste nothing

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:27 pm
by Badger7420
I will tan it myself. I am almost positive that he died from scours is it still alright to cook it and give it to the dogs.

Re: Waste nothing

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:38 pm
by warped04
Sorry about your calf.

Re: Waste nothing

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:38 pm
by Nesikep
yeah, dogs will do fine on it

Re: Waste nothing

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:12 am
by SIMMGAL
Dogs will do just fine! Some even like the scours themselves :shock: :shock: :shock: Guess that's why they call them dogs! :lol:

If you're willing to put in the time, I'd skin the calf and tan the hide yourself, especially if it's a neat color! I have a Hereford calf hide in my cattle hauler camper and it adds a nice touch! :lol: