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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#61  Unread postby Gearmpr » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:00 pm


What breed rabbit were they? Sorry I new to this

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Post Number:#62  Unread postby grumpy » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:25 pm


Gearmpr wrote:What breed rabbit were they? Sorry I new to this


Either straight New Zealand Whites......Or Californian/NZW crosses.
I've not watched it in quite a spell. Those are the only 2 breeds I have.

Pretty sure they were straight NZW's now that I think about it.

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Post Number:#63  Unread postby Gearmpr » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:35 pm


grumpy wrote:
Gearmpr wrote:What breed rabbit were they? Sorry I new to this


Either straight New Zealand Whites......Or Californian/NZW crosses.
I've not watched it in quite a spell. Those are the only 2 breeds I have.

Pretty sure they were straight NZW's now that I think about it.

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Ohh ok, I'm glad it's a New Zealand, I was told cali was better but a rabbit with that much yield HAS to be good

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Post Number:#64  Unread postby Galadriel » Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:03 pm


As far as I know, Calis and NZs are about equal in the meat rabbit world.
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Post Number:#66  Unread postby katiebear » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:39 am


I just reviewed this video again...I have three to do today, all by myself for the first time...Hubby is still out of town so I get to do it . Got four more to do hopefullysoon as all are way past due. :oops: But I just wanted to say THANK YOU Grumpy. With your help I feel that I can do this alone. :D
I am just a little anxious because our dislocater is one that we made and I am not to fond of it..but ya do what ya got to do! :roll: Any way off to prepare...wish me luck everyone! :D

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Post Number:#67  Unread postby grumpy » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:38 pm


GO FOR IT GIRL..!! :D :D

You'll do just fine. :P :P

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Post Number:#68  Unread postby katiebear » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:45 pm


I made it!!! :D only problem was my crappie dislocater
Had to bop the last one. Had a chair leg handy. She was too large for it..slipped out and was injured. So I bopped her on the forehead..just like I learned on the forum. I feel kind of shakey but also proud..I remembered what I needed to do and did it! :)...I love you guys and I love this place....
Personal thank you to you Grumpy..you are my hero!

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Post Number:#69  Unread postby grumpy » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:55 pm


katiebear wrote:I made it!!! :D only problem was my crappie dislocater
Had to bop the last one. Had a chair leg handy. She was too large for it..slipped out and was injured. So I bopped her on the forehead..just like I learned on the forum. I feel kind of shakey but also proud..I remembered what I needed to do and did it! :)...I love you guys and I love this place....
Personal thank you to you Grumpy..you are my hero!


Thank you, young lady.

I've started using that "bop" method....
There's far less bruising around the shoulder area.
Of course, you need to be really accurate and use "just-enough" force.
There's a bit of a "knack" to it....but I really like it.

I put the loop on their hind leg and allow them to rest on my thigh.
They're pretty calm when handled this way and it allows for pin-point
accuracy. Then, it's just a quick "bap" and get on with it.

I've hurt my back several times with the "C-D" method.
Just that twist and "OOPS" there goes the back. NOT FUN.... :x
It doesn't help with the entire lower third of my spine fused together.

Glad you did okay.... :D :D :D

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Post Number:#70  Unread postby katiebear » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:12 am


grumpy wrote:
katiebear wrote:I made it!!! :D only problem was my crappie dislocater
Had to bop the last one. Had a chair leg handy. She was too large for it..slipped out and was injured. So I bopped her on the forehead..just like I learned on the forum. I feel kind of shakey but also proud..I remembered what I needed to do and did it! :)...I love you guys and I love this place....
Personal thank you to you Grumpy..you are my hero!


Thank you, young lady.

I've started using that "bop" method....
There's far less bruising around the shoulder area.
Of course, you need to be really accurate and use "just-enough" force.
There's a bit of a "knack" to it....but I really like it.

I put the loop on their hind leg and allow them to rest on my thigh.
They're pretty calm when handled this way and it allows for pin-point
accuracy. Then, it's just a quick "bap" and get on with it.

I've hurt my back several times with the "C-D" method.
Just that twist and "OOPS" there goes the back. NOT FUN.... :x
It doesn't help with the entire lower third of my spine fused together.

Glad you did okay.... :D :D :D

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:shock: WoW I wouldn't know you had a bad back from the pictures of you in the last year...I loved the ones with the bob cat....that critter was really something. :shock:
Thank you for your encouraging words..and your video your step by step instructions were exactly what anyone new processing needs..I showed it to Joe before our first season and we even had it playing in the shop while we worked..After reviewing it again I felt like you were right there with me. :) Yeah, only one went a little haywire but I made a quick recovery.
I think I like the bop method. May do that with the next batch I am planing for Friday.
I like your idea about resting them in your lap too. a relaxed rabbit is always a good thing.
Be Blessed my friend.....

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Post Number:#71  Unread postby Zinnia » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:24 pm


Thank you for posting this video. Very easy to follow!

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Post Number:#72  Unread postby wamplercathy » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:36 pm


I've seen lots of videos on youtube and none measure up to this one. You went in to more detail then them. :thankyou:

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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#73  Unread postby JenerationX » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:08 am


Wow! I'll never process a rabbit, but I wanted to see it even though I thought I'd be grossed out. (I have issues even touching raw chicken LOL.) That was remarkably clean looking.

When I went out with some guys that hunted and watched them dress a deer, I remember it being a horrible bloody mess with organs everywhere and it just seemed like stuff was getting torn apart. Of course, I was maybe 10 years old at the time, so maybe I'm exaggerating it in my memory.

I was bracing myself to see a bunch of blood here, and shocked at how little there was. I've never seen anyone process an animal that cleanly without any organs nicked, no contamination, and every step is really logical to keep gravity working for you.

Thank you for sharing your technique!

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Post Number:#74  Unread postby grumpy » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:00 am


wamplercathy wrote:I've seen lots of videos on youtube and none measure up to this one. You went in to more detail then them. :thankyou:

When we made this, it was for the expressed purpose of folks being able
to jot down notes that could be developed into a sequential list of protocols
(methodical-steps) for approval by the USDA licensing inspector. We took
our time, making sure each step was adequately explained. It worked!!
Thanks for the compliment.
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JenerationX wrote:Wow! I'll never process a rabbit, but I wanted to see it even though I thought I'd be grossed out. (I have issues even touching raw chicken LOL.) That was remarkably clean looking.

When I went out with some guys that hunted and watched them dress a deer, I remember it being a horrible bloody mess with organs everywhere and it just seemed like stuff was getting torn apart. Of course, I was maybe 10 years old at the time, so maybe I'm exaggerating it in my memory.

I was bracing myself to see a bunch of blood here, and shocked at how little there was. I've never seen anyone process an animal that cleanly without any organs nicked, no contamination, and every step is really logical to keep gravity working for you.

Thank you for sharing your technique!

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I dislike "blood-splatters" as well. You'll note that once I begin, one or both
of my hands is always controlling the animal until it is expired. It's less
"emotionally-taxing" for the viewer because the flow of blood is directional
and not haphazardly flung all over the place. That alone is unnerving to
many folks.
At a normal working speed, I can process 8-10 rabbits per hour, sans the
packaging and weighing. That set of steps take about 50% of the total time
added to complete the whole thing.
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Zinnia wrote:Thank you for posting this video. Very easy to follow!


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Re: Processing Video.

Post Number:#75  Unread postby lereg15 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:30 am


Awesome video and explanation. I can't wait to try it myself, here in the near future!! Thank you for posting!!
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