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« on: February 18, 2018, 05:10:28 PM »

I just picked up my half pasture raised hog from the locker. 1/2 duroc and 1/2 chester white was the breed of pig, meat is fairly red and marbled like beef. It is just the wife and I, so I had ham roasts and steaks made from the hams, looking forward to ham and hominy in the coming weeks (can't eat most hard beans).

Fat pasture hogs aren't cheap, I paid $265 for the 1/2 pig, plus $97 at the locker. I had ham, bacon made for the specialty, rest was chops, front should roasts and lots of ground pork. I can't eat beef, so much of this pig will be my grilling meat this summer.
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2018, 12:40:38 PM »

I should really ask my parents to get something like that for us. They live in the middle of Illinois and have many friends with pigs to butcher each year.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 01:50:07 PM »

I just picked up my half pasture raised hog from the locker. 1/2 duroc and 1/2 chester white was the breed of pig, meat is fairly red and marbled like beef. It is just the wife and I, so I had ham roasts and steaks made from the hams, looking forward to ham and hominy in the coming weeks (can't eat most hard beans).

Fat pasture hogs aren't cheap, I paid $265 for the 1/2 pig, plus $97 at the locker. I had ham, bacon made for the specialty, rest was chops, front should roasts and lots of ground pork. I can't eat beef, so much of this pig will be my grilling meat this summer.

What was the total weight you took home?
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 02:21:34 PM »

What was the total weight you took home?

I don't know, enough I struggled to take it from the car to the basement freezer.

Hanging half was 104lbs at the locker (carcass weight)
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 09:17:06 AM »

So, probably around 60 pounds of meat.  That averages under $6/lb for good quality pork.  Not bad.
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 10:17:44 AM »

We buy shoulder roasts when we can get them on sale, usually around 100-120 lbs, and make breakfast sausage for the whole family.  The quality is so much better.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 10:20:24 AM »

So, probably around 60 pounds of meat.  That averages under $6/lb for good quality pork.  Not bad.

And almost all of that money stayed local.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2018, 02:35:18 PM »

I get by with the wild hogs I kill.  Meat tastes great.  Cost is like zero.  I do the butchering and processing myself,
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 07:57:24 AM »

I get by with the wild hogs I kill.  Meat tastes great.  Cost is like zero.  I do the butchering and processing myself,

Cheap, yes, but potentially deadly. Handle, cook, and consume with care.

http://www.gon.com/news/kill-feral-hogs-but-handle-them-carefully-for-your-health-and-your-dogs

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2018, 09:14:25 AM »

I get by with the wild hogs I kill.  Meat tastes great.  Cost is like zero.  I do the butchering and processing myself,

No or very little feral pigs in my state.
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« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2018, 07:41:32 PM »

Pork burger patty with goat cheese is so tasty.
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2018, 02:30:30 AM »

Nice!
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