If I slaughter a calf do I have to put it in a cooler or can I put it on ice like a pig or deer
Angelina County Texas
Either way, you will want to remove the heat from the carcass to preserve the meat. After slaughter ( or harvesting wild game) we remove the innards (called offal), the hide and, if possible, de-bone the carcass to quickly get the meat cooled and kept cool.
You'll want to visit with an experienced processor to learn more about storage and food safety.