Thank you, I appreciate your help with this.The canning process will counteract and rigor. 90 minutes of pressure will make shoe leather tender.
I'm generally too tired by the time the butchering set up, process, and clean up is done to have the energy to can them on the same day. One time I only had three retired meat rabbit breeders to take care of, so I did can them the same day. They were just fine. There's no reason you can't do it all in one day, but don't be surprised if you are too (mentally and/or physically) exhausted to do it.
Awesome! Thank you!We always can on butcher day. It makes it easier if you're not by yourself though. Usually I dispatch, skin (it's way quicker than plucking, plus no gut smell), and butcher the pieces while DH jar, lids, rings, and watches the canners. Like everything it's just practice.