$4.50/lb / Each half of pork requires a $100 deposit.
If you are ordering a half or a whole, you may select that at checkout, additional fees will be added automatically.
How much total will I spend on a 1/2 hog?
You can expect to spend about $460 TOTAL per 1/2 hog which will give you about 60lbs of pork.
How much do I end up spending in the end on my packaged pork?
$7.35/lb - Let's start at the beginning. We try to butcher our hogs at 300 lbs (live weight). Once they are butchered and cleaned up, they lose about 40% of that weight (head, organs, etc). That leaves about 180 lbs for the whole hog (hanging weight). This is the weight that we charge you on; $4.50/lb on hanging weight, so for your 180 lb whole hog, it would be $810 to us and $117 to the butcher for cut and wrap fees, totaling $927. When you take that number and divide it by the 180lbs, it looks like you are paying $5.15/lb. This is the price you will most often see associated with a per/lb prices for pastured pork. However, what you might not know is that between the hanging weight and the finished hog, there is the process of cutting the meat into portions. During this process, the hog will lose about 30% of the weight in bone, fat & cartilage, which changes the total weight of the hog down to about 126 lbs. If you use that number, you get $7.35/lb for your packaged pork in the freezer! This will give you an accurate, tangible cost to compare with grass-fed pork cuts in your local market deli (which are very hard to come by!) Bones & fat that come from your pork share are always free if you request them, so the $7.35/lb is for meat only.
Pastured Pork (Deposit) | $4.50/lb
Pork & beef shares are only available for pickup at The Meating Place, which is just down the street about a mile from our farm in Helvetia. They will call you when your order is ready!