Friday, November 11, 2011


This week 20 years ago, we started processing deer in the back yard. We had a pole barn 3 car garage and a cooler.  All the deer were cut and packaged inside the cooler. The first deer we ever skinned belonged to Don Balderson. The children were 4, 10 and 12 and Michael and I both worked full time jobs. That first year we processed about 70 deer, did all the work with just the family and thought we were busy!
My photos back then were Polaroids. but I kept this one of Kenneth unloading a pickup! The deer belonged to Bruce Rawl.
Thank you to all of you who've helped our family  and our business grow with your continued patronage!

Sean Hardwick brought in this nice buck this morning!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

BUCK OF THE WEEK (11/7 to 11/13): Smoke 2 hams for FREE - Venison or Wild Hog!

Each week we will announce the prize for the week. Anyone who has a deer skinned and processed here at Cordray's is automatically eligible to win. Winners are determined by the highest dressed weight of the week. You must claim your prize when you pick up your meat.

BUCK OF THE WEEK prize for 11/7  to 11/13

Smoke 2 Hams for FREE
Venison or Wild hog

Stay tuned to this blog to see if you are one of our 20 winners!

We will not have an overall yearly winner, just weekly winners. To receive your prize, you must pick up your meat within a week of the due date. If you have someone else pick up your meat, please be prepared for them to pick up your prize on that day. We are not able to hold prizes for you.
Week one: Will Freeman dressed wt.153.4
Week two: Jordan Singleton dressed wt. 129.8 lbs 
Week three: Adam Bernshausen dressed wt. 129.4  lbs.
Week four: Stanley Gamble dressed wt. 122.8 lbs.
Week five: Kaytlin Clark dressed wt. 124.4 lbs.
Week six: Danny Stewart dressed wt. 129.4 lbs.
Week seven: Ray Speights dressed wt.117.6 lbs.
Week eight: John Sparkman dressed wt. 113.6 lbs.
Week nine: Bert Sorin dressed wt. 130 lbs. 
Week ten: Roper Jenkins dressed wt. 125.4 lbs. 
Week eleven: Dee Meador dressed wt. 113.6 lbs. 
Week twelve: Paul Speights dressed wt. 127 lbs.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Read our mention in Dr. Craig Howenstine's blog.

That weekend I went to Cordray Farm in Ravenel, SC to fill my freezer with good raw food for him to eat.  They process what they cannot use for human consumption from their grass fed cows to make dog food.  This is the best thing you could ever feed your dog, and it is the same price or cheaper then a bag of dry food at Sam’s.  In the last month my lab has slimmed down considerably.  I haven’t been able to weigh him, but it is very evident in his appearance that he has lost weight.  If  I had to guess, I think he has probably lost 5-8 lbs.
Click here or the post title to read the entire blog post about his dog's recovery. Dr. Howenstine shared this story with us when he stopped by to restock his freezer with all natural raw food. Thanks for sharing!

Joe Lyons got this big buck!

Don't forget your Thanksgiving Hams! If you are planning on venison or wild hog, get the meat to us this week!

If you are planning on buying one of the applewood smoked pork hams we sell during the holidays, be sure to get your Thanksgiving reservation in by November 17th for Thanksgiving and December18th for Christmas. Just call to let me know 843.766.7922.