Buying custom-processed pork is a bit different than buying by the cut. Your cost is based on the hanging weight of the pig once it reaches the butcher, plus the cost of butchering and processing.
The hanging weight is the weight of the carcass after the animal has been eviscerated, but before it’s been cut up, cured and packaged. The actual net take-home weight will be less than the hanging weight, after the carcass has been trimmed, with bones and fat removed. One of our typical pigs hangs at around 230 to 250 lbs. Finished weight is around 180 to 200 lbs. These weights could be higher or lower by 20 lbs or so, depending on the pig.
The price for a custom-processed pig is $4.00/lb based on hanging weight. This will be paid to us after we drop off the hog to the butcher. We will invoice you immediately, minus your deposit and this bill is due within 5 days. For a whole hog the average invoice would be around $900 – $100 deposit for a remainder due of $900. A half hog would be approximately $400 – $100 deposit for a remainder due of $300. Again, these are just estimates and will vary higher or lower based on the actual weight of your pig. Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE.
We will send you a paper to let you choose your cuts when the butcher date approaches, allowing you to decide how you want your hog processed