McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 2, 2013

Eastern to offer basic deer processing course

From submitted reports
Submitted report

McALESTER — Eastern Oklahoma State College will offer a day-long “Basic Deer Processing” course on Oct. 5 beginning at 9 a.m. The continuing education course will be offered in Eastern’s meat processing laboratory in Wilburton.

Meat Science and Food Safety instructor Carrie Lockhart and Meat Plant Manager Gaylon Brannon will teach participants about field dressing and the proper handling and sanitation of a harvested animal.

The course will also include a demonstration of the breakdown of a carcass, basic processing techniques and the production of specialty products such as jerky and sausage.

Pre-registration is required and the course is limited to the first 25 registrants.

Pre-registration will be open through Oct. 4.

The cost for the course is $25 and includes lunch, refreshments and educational materials.

To pre-register or for additional information about the course, contact Rhonda Quinn in Eastern’s Agriculture Division at 918-465-1724.