Facts on Buying Half a Pig
HALF PIG FACTS
If you like to save money and have a seemingly endless supply of delicious pork products at your disposal at all times, you might want to consider investing in purchasing a whole pig or even a half pig. This is an especially good deal for all of the bacon lovers out there! Concerned you don't have the space or money for this type of investment so you've never really taken it seriously? Talk to your friends and family and see if they'll go in on the deal with you!
How much meat will I get?
If you decided to purchase a half pig, you can expect to take the finished weight home ranging anywhere from 70-130lbs. The large difference in weight is attributed to the age at which the famer decides to take the hog into slaughter, the type of diet it feasts on, the specific breed of pig as well as its piggy genetics. You can certainly have a discussion with the farmer prior to your purchase and let her/him know what you are looking for. Each farm has general ideas of what the end yield will be. Most farms will have upper and lower limits differing about 20lbs. Farm to farms are where the variance lies the most.
Common take home goodies include:
Others will even offer customization for breakfast sausage, bratwurst, Italian sausage
What is a half a pig gonna cost me?
The good thing about buying directly from a farmer and the having the internet at your disposal is that you can really tailor your search to suit your families personal and financial needs. We strongly encourage everyone considering making this type of financial investment to first know their budget then next their food preferences.
Another factor that needs to be considered is the actual PRICE PER POUND and again this is farm specific. We’re seen this range from $3.50 to $9.00 per pound. Things that effect this include: is the farm certified organic, do they have a good relationship with the processor to pass along savings, and the farms overall production capacity and financial position. A safe bet is to expect to pay between $400-$800.