Saturday, September 25, 2010

Adam Ackerman brought his first deer in to Cordray's tonight!

Trevor Housley

Sounds like a plan...

Kacey and Jordan Patrick got this 10 footer! Pretty cool to have a hunting guide as your husband!

Jordan Patrick guided his wife to this big bull gator and brought him in to Cordray's this morning.

Brad Follis got his very first deer and brought it to Cordray's!

Ollie and Jack Burwell got this 9 point buck!

Willie Frazier

John Russo, before and after bringing in his first deer to Cordray's

David Jeffcoat got a calico deer this morning!

Brian Graack

Brad Taylor of Taylor Outdoors guided the trip for this big gator!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lauren Singleton brought in her first deer, but somehow in all the excitement, we never got a photo of her right side up!!!

Chris Kuntz

David Arndt

Jonathan Zile, Michael Zile, and John Adams brought in 8 point and 5 point bucks this morning!

John Davis had his buddy bring in this big alligator!

Bernard Funderburk

David Harper's alligator was missing half his tail, but he was still over 8 feet long!

Craig Eaton got a 10.5 footer with the help of Tail and Scale Outfitters!

Jordan Patrick guided the hunt that landed this big guy! Click here for more information on Tail and Scale Outfitters.

Did you know...?

They swim with their tails.

They have a flap in their throat that closes when they are underwater so that they can open their mouths to catch prey.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

John Ziebell with his first bow kill!

FREE Alligator Head Mount to the person who processes a 14 foot alligator at Cordray's!

Interesting alligator facts! Paul, Colleen, and Clark, ages 5, 3, and 7 sent in some interesting alligator facts!

Alligators' teeth fall out, but new ones grow in.
They grow about a foot a year when they are little and they never stop growing.
The biggest ones are about 900 pounds.
They have 4 fingers on their back feet and 5 fingers on the front.

Nice mention on WEZL with TJ and the Morning Crew!

There was more talk on the radio this morning clearing up the confusion on how much meat processors get from these big alligators.  TJ mentioned that Cordray's got about 200 lbs. of packaged meat from the 627 lb. alligator that's been on the news. That's the one we got in Saturday night that was 13 ft. 1.75 inches. He had kind words to say about us and we appreciate it!

Scott Rider got an 11 footer!

Cooper Knowles

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Carl Graack


Just a quick note to tell you we've just added Applewood Smoked Bacon to the meat case! We've been out for a little while and I've had plenty of calls, so I wanted to let you know that it's finally ready for you! We've got plenty of eggs, too! My teenage chicks have finally settled into a routine and I'm getting about a dozen eggs per day. We also have plenty of Cordray Farms beef summer sausage, snack sticks, and jerky. We're open 9 am to 10 pm, Monday through Saturday. On the next two Sundays, we'll be open 9 am to noon, then again 6 pm to 10 pm as we check in alligators during the public alligator season. Stop by our on-farm store today!

Cordray Farms
Cordray's Venison Processing
6708 County Line Rd.
Ravenel, SC 29470

How much meat do you get from an alligator?

There's been a lot of talk recently about how much meat comes from one of these big gators. Much of the chatter is because it was reported that another processor got 40 lbs. of meat from an animal weighing over 1000 lbs.  This picture will help give you perspective. An alligator's tail produces 4 sections of meat - large sections in the case of this 713 lb. gator! One of these sections weighs 39 lbs.!

Eric Scales big 12 footer!

This is the fattest one this year! He weighs 713 lbs. and has a 70 inch waist! His tail circumference is 47.5 inches. He was caught in Lake Marion during the night last night.

Eric Scales got this big alligator with the help of Brad Taylor from Taylor Outdoors