Pitt Community College Offers Butchery Training Course

Pitt Community College Offers Butchery Training Course

Saturday May 19th – July 7th        

This class will provide basic education in Animal Science and how animals raised for meat consumption provide a stable source of protein for people. This course will provide full training for butchering several different kinds of farm raised animals; cattle, lamb, pigs, goats and chickens. Students will learn about the necessary equipment to process an animal, how to maintain their tools, how to market the meat products, and current trends in the meat industry. Students will learn how to properly sharpen butchering knives. Using a commercial vacuum system, students will vacuum seal the meat they cut. Class will be held in the Coalition for Healthy Eating Community Food Hub Bethel, NC.

Students will need to wear closed toe boots and long pants and long sleeve shirts. Layered clothing is recommended due to the cold freezer.  Students will share the purchase of the meat for butchering and will take the meat home for personal use.

For registration information please contact:

Gail Nichols
Coordinator of Entrepreneurial Education
Pitt Community College
PO Drawer 7007
Greenville, NC 27835