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Raising Kosher Beef, Chicken, etc.
Sh'lom Jake,

It is indeed a standard practice in the kosher-meat industry for the kosher-meat companies to buy from Gentiles who raise the livestock or poultry. There are well-established industry practices, and like any business, you should learn as much about it as you can before making any serious commitments.

Bear in mind that even though the farmer is raising kosher species of livestock or poultry, each individual animal or bird belongs to the farmer (or animal wholesaler) until after it is kosher-slaughtered and approved by an expert Jewish "shohet" (who normally is employed by the kosher-meat company). The carcass has to pass an on-the-spot examination of its internal organs, to find out if the animal is disqualified as a "treife" (due to certain internal injuries, defects or illnesses). If it passes inspection and is not "treife," the kosher-meat company will buy the carcass, and it goes through kosher processing to remove the blood. If it does not pass the internal inspection or if there was an error in the kosher-slaughtering cut ("shehitah"), the farmer (or the meat wholesaler) sells the carcass as non-kosher meat.

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Raising Kosher Beef, Chicken, etc. - by saidjake - 04-14-2009, 05:00 AM
RE: Raising Kosher Beef, Chicken, etc. - by Director Michael - 04-14-2009, 01:38 PM

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