Saturday, January 5, 2013

Kenneth Poole brought in another nice buck!

James Pedersen got a double on Youth Night and brought them in with his dad, Jim Pedersen.

Bryson Smoak, Rivers Carson, Alex Broderick and Jacob Broderick had a night!

 Alex Broderick got TWO!
Alex took his dunking to join the Cordray's First Deer Hall of Fame!

Logan Wilson brought in his first deer and got dunked with Jason's help to join the Cordray's First Deer Hall of Fame!

Will Hankinson brought in his first deer!

Campbell Babb brought in a buck and Delaney Tisdale got a doe on the Youth Day!

Leanna Graack joined the Cordray's First Deer Hall of Fame!

Garret Blue Smith brought in this nice buck!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

FAQ: (A guy told me this last week.) You're not closing the store, are you? You can't just close when you want to. You are a store. You have to be open. I need to buy fresh steaks and eggs. You're not really going to close, are you?

Watch me! :) Yes, we do close the farm store in the off season. We concentrate on selling Cordray Farms Beef by the Share (1/8th of a cow) and Sides (1/2 of a cow). We open up by appointment for folks to bring or pick up wild hogs, nuisance alligators, farm kill beef, and taxidermy. Unless you talk to someone (843.766.7922) to assure we're here to meet you, you will probably waste your time driving out!
 We sometimes open a Saturday morning to help folks picking up Beef Shares. Get on our email list to get the notice of when those times occur. We often make sausage, bacon, and have eggs to sell on those days. See you in August!

Jaxson Dorsey brought in his first deer and got dunked with Justin Higgins!

Adrianne Hilton came in with her dad, Thomas Hilton, to bring in her first deer!

Monday, December 31, 2012

FAQ: When do you stop taking in deer?

The season ends Jan. 1st. That's the last day we have a full crew in at night to skin and clean deer. We're working here the rest of the week and can take in field dressed deer and pieces 9 am to 7 pm. If you take hogs during the day after the 1st, give us a call to see if we can clean them for you.

January 5th is the Youth Hunt Day so we'll be open and can skin and clean deer and hogs 9 am to 9 pm.

January 12th is the Frozen Meat Day. All frozen meat is taken on one day. We'll take your clean wrapped frozen meat and process it for you. All orders will be ready for pick up on the following Saturday, January 19th, our last day of the season.

John Russel Fortenberry and John David Collins stopped by with a nice buck!

Mark Schaufler got inducted into the Cordray's First Deer Hall of Fame with the help of his dad, Bill.

Joel Goff got an 8 point!

Cissy Bonifay got a 7 point buck for her first deer!

Shawn Smith brought in his first deer and got dunked!

Austin Yearout

Rocky Bowers

FAQ: What are your times today and tomorrow? 9 to 9

2 hours, 4 hours! Do not let deer or wild hogs sit ungutted. IT WILL SPOIL even in the cool weather we are having.

You'd be surprised and perhaps horrified at what we hear. You can't set a carcass for the day in the shade or under a tarp or in a stream and expect that the meat will stay fresh. The good Lord put a skin covering on deer. It does what it is intended to do. It keeps the heat inside the animal. In order for you to have good quality meat- and have it processed here at Cordray's - you must remove the guts within 2 hours and get the carcass under some sort of refrigeration (ice in the body cavity counts) by 4 hours. Please don't be surprised if you leave all your deer or wild hogs until the last drive of the day and we refuse to take them for processing. It doesn't take  but a few minutes to field dress a deer and put some bags of ice into the body cavity. Looking forward to a busy last two days!