I was just talking to someone at work who rears her own lamb, pigs, cows and turkeys and we are coming to an arrangement to do a swap; a munty carcass or 2 for some lamb and a turkey crown for xmas.
I will obviously follow the same procedure as though it was for my own consumption, but if you barter your venison do you also tag and record it before giving it away the same as going to a dealer or do you butcher it before swapping? And if you do barter out of interest what sort of deals do you do?
I'm finding that more and more people are bartering stuff, from chutneys, jams and veg off allotments, etc to game these days around here. In her words, which struck a cord, "I can't afford the price of venison on the shelf in the shops and if I could I wouldn't pay for farmed stuff from NZ!!"
Seems the old ways are coming back more and more, I wonder why?!!