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Irish Butchers - what part of a pig/cow isn't used ?

  • 19-09-2021 5:36am
    Registered Users Posts: 6,909 ✭✭✭ SeantheMan

    Hi all, first I am not even sure this is the right place to post this.

    Secondly, I am sorry if my question is worded wrong or sounds strange.

    When a butcher or the like decides to cut up his cow into parts, is there any part of the cow that is basically thrown away or there is little to no use for ?

    Are they ground up into feed for something or what happens ?? The reason I ask is that I live in South Korea. Many of the parts we don't eat in Ireland are HUGELY popular here. The likes of the spine itself, pork and cow along with several other parts. I know some people eat cruibin in Ireland, but it is HUGE here in Korea. Also the intestines etc . The same goes for chicken feet.

    I understand some butchers may use all the cow/pig, but is that always the case or is there usually parts they consider waste. I have a friend who may be looking into importing these parts to South Korea.