Yes, the difference in taste is incredible, hey. And when it's cooked fresh, before being frozen, even better.
When we butcher our own we try and use as much of it as possible, including the organs. The bones and fat not attached to the meat would normally go to the farm dogs, from memory - though I'd probably do it differently now We don't live in a farming area anymore so don't get it very often, but lately we were able to get hold of some young sheep from a farmer, and some wild pork. Delicious!
Schnitzel sounds divine. Will have to remember that one. Enjoy!