Peculiar Farms is only responsible for the live animal. Upon contract purchase the customer takes responsibility for the the animal as "live". Peculiar Farms only delivers the customers animal to our the customers choice of butcher or our recommended butcher as the customers live animal. We encourage the customer to come out and inspect the live animal upon contract singing before delivery. The customer can choose to by pass live inspection. If the customer chooses to use our recommended butcher he will call you to get all of your butchering specs and inform you as to when the animal is ready.