Total Cost (if purchased as individual cuts): $400.68
|Cut of Pork||Number of Pounds||Cost if purchased as individual cuts|
|Hot Italian Sausage||5||$22.75|
|Heart and Tongue||.85||$1.66|
This is an example of a half a pig. Each customer's pig is butchered according to their specifications. Your order (and totals) might look similar, or it might be quite different
Here we contrast the cost of buying a half pig with the cost of purchasing each piece of meat individually
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What's the deal with buying a half pig?
You pay $1.75/lb dress weight (aka hanging weight, carcass weight).
Half pigs usually dress 100-125lbs. You will take home about 75-85lbs of meat (approximately--could be a little more or a little less) (Some bones, fat, etc are discarded after taking the hanging weight)
Then, you pay butcher to kill and process your pig. For most folks, this costs approximately $100-150 per half pig. This covers the butchers kill fee, making flavored sausage, smoking bacon and hams, etc.
Basically, it's about $300 by the time you've paid everybody for about 75-85 pounds of meat just the way you like it. You choose thickness of cuts, which cuts, how many cuts per package, which flavor(s) of sausage etc etc. All kinds of freedom :)
Our next batch of pigs left for sale is scheduled to be butchered in March. Let us know if you're interested in a half or in knowing more!
Savings = $82.56
Total Cost (purchased as half pig): $318.12
The dress weight of this half pig was 110 pounds. The actual take home meat was 77.19 pounds. You pay $1.75/ lb dress weight for the meat. ($192.50). You paid $125.62 for butchering/cutting/wrapping, etc. This made a grand total for the half pig of $318.12
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