Friday, February 6, 2009

Featured Wild Game Item Of The Week

Nilgai Antelope

These animals are officially named the Nilgai Antelope and originate in India and Nepal.

Nilgai literally means "blue bull" in certain East Indian dialects.

They were first brought to the states in the early 1920’s as zoo animals and later were introduced to the King Ranch in the 1930’s, by a family member who decided that South Texas was a tough environment for cattle that had evolved in a cooler climate. It was his search for an animal that could thrive in the South Texas climate and produce a high quality, lean meat that led him to the Nilgai Antelope.

Between about 1930 and 1941 the ranch made several acquisitions of Nilgai zoo stock and released them in Kennedy County.

Grass forms the bulk of their diet in Texas, although they are also know to eat flowers, seeds, fruit, stems, and leaves

The meat has a mild flavor with a good texture, much like veal. It is extremely low in fat, averaging less that 1% fat for most cuts.

Nilgai Antelope **All Natural**

APN # Rancher # Description Pack Size

999999 732025 Antelope Saddle Bone In 2 pieces 17 Lb Average

999999 732100 Denver Leg Of Antelope 3 pieces 8-10 Lb Average

999999 732075 Shoulder Boned Rolled &Tied 5 pieces 5 Lb Average

999999 732000 Leg Roast Bone In 2 pieces 17 Lb Average

999999 732050 Antelope Striploin TTS

999999 732175 Antelope Tenderloin 2 pieces 1 ¾ Lb Average

999999 732200 Antelope Top Sirloin 6 pieces 3-4 Lb Average

999999 732150 Antelope Spareribs 4 pieces 4 ½ Lb Average

999999 732125 11 Bone Frenched Rack 3 pieces 7-9 Lb Average

999999 730050 Antelope Trim 60 Lb Per Case

999999 730100 Antelope Patty 3/1 10# Case

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