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Butchering Demonstration

Build the confidence and skills needed to properly butcher your own animal

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Butchering Demonstration; Lamb

with butcher extraordinaire Paul Kelly

Learn how to butcher with Early Dawn Farm! 

Join us for a comprehensive butchering demonstration and dialogue with Butcher extraordinaire Paul Kelly. This session will build the confidence and skills needed to butcher your own animal properly. 

Location: Early Dawn Farm

Date: January 28th, 2023 from 1 - 4 p.m

$125 per student

PAST EVENT - Click below to request a repeat of this workshop.


Our formally trained and experienced Instructor, Paul Kelly, will guide you through the process of getting your animal from the field to the table.

(see Paul’s Bio below)

Using a lamb carcass, Paul will lead you through a traditional butcher’s approach to the butchering of an animal using butcher’s tools and techniques. You’ll learn to create classic cuts, such as lamb chops and standing roasts! 

We will show you how to wrap the meat for storage in the freezer. This is a great opportunity to learn a spectrum of butchering techniques using various tools.

Minimum Age Requirement

Teenagers are fine as long as they can confidently handle a knife, and they will remain under the direct supervision of their parent.


Learn about your Instructor; Paul Kelly

Growing up in Loughrea, Ireland Paul completed his apprenticeship as a butcher. For 5 years he worked in one of the local butcher shops. In 1999 Paul traveled to Australia and while there worked in many butcher shops throughout Australia, 2 years later he moved to Canada.

Paul worked for IGA, Sobeys, and Co-op over a 7-year period. After that, he found an interest in a second trade and completed his apprenticeship as a plumber/gasfitter. 

2 years later Paul started his own plumbing company. He and his wife recently bought an acreage in June of 2021. Since moving they have started to raise and butcher their own livestock including sheep, cows, and pigs.

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