We have 6 Tamworth hogs that will be ready in May 2017. They were born and raised on pasture and fed a non-GMO fermented grain ration. None of our hogs have been given, or needed, antibiotics. We do not use growth hormones (it’s actually illegal), nor do we use ractopamine, a beta-agonist growth promotant. They did not have their ears notched, tails docked, iron shots, or teeth trimmed. We allowed them to wean naturally and they nursed until 10 weeks old. Since Tamworths are slower growing breeds we wait to process our hogs until they are about 7 months old. This, along with being on pasture, helps them develop better flavor and marbling.
What will you get?
Our last hog was processed at 275# live weight and we took home about 185# of usable meat.
This was the whole hog break down:
16 lbs bacon in 1# pkgs.
3 Jowls; ~1# pkgs.
2 Hams; ~9# each
16 Ham Steaks; packaged 2/pack; ~2# each
4 Hocks; ~2.5# each
1 Neck Bone pack; ~3#
2 Country Style Boneless Rib pkgs. 2.5# each
44 Loin Chops; packaged 2/pack; ~1 lb each
18 Pork Steaks, packaged 2/pack.; ~1 lb each
4 Roasts; ~3.5# each
2 Spare Rib pkgs.; ~3# each
31 Breakfast Sausage in 1# pkg
28 Italian Sausage in 1# pkg
Depending on the live weight and cuts you get, this will differ, but this gives you an idea of what to expect. With this breakdown, two people can have pork about twice a week for the year, and about a pound of bacon each month. For a whole hog, you will need approximately 3-4 cubic feet of freezer space.
Our price for a whole or half hog is $2.50/lb live weight. This is 25% off the individual cut price. This price is for the hog only and delivery to the processor, not for the processing. Whole live weight will range between 250 – 325 pounds. Whole and half hogs do not qualify for the membership discount.
We take our hogs to Williams Brothers in Washington, MO. You are responsible for filling out the cut sheet, making sure the processor knows what you want, picking-up your meat, and payment for the processing. We will provide you with the cut sheet and answer any question we can about the cuts. Currently, Williams Brothers charges .58/lb live weight to process (includes curing, vacuum packaging, and freezing), $42 whole hog butcher fee, $8 whole hog waste disposal fee. A basic whole hog processing fee should range between $180 and $254. Some specialty cuts/cures do have an up-charge; please speak with the processor when you submit your cut sheet to verify all prices. Nitrite free curing is available for an up-charge.
Approximate total cost for a whole hog and processing should range between $750 and $1100 (approx. $4.65/lb take home).
A non-refundable $100 deposit will reserve your hog and full payment to us is due before you pick-up your hog. If you would like to make monthly payments before processing day to lower your balance due, please contact us to make arrangements. We will contact you with your balance due on processing day.
Quarter, Chop, and Sampler Bundles*
If a whole or half hog is too much for you, we also offer a quarter hog bundle of approximately 40 pounds of meat. You get:
4 lbs. bacon; packaged in 1 lb packs
4 ham steaks; packaged 2/pack
10 chops; packaged 2/pack
4 pork steaks; packaged 2/pack
8 lbs. breakfast sausage; packaged in 1 lb packs
7 lbs. Italian sausage; packaged in 1 lb packs
1 half ham
Quarter bundles are $5.25/lb., require a $75 deposit, and full payment is due when you pick-up your bundle. You do not need to fill out a cut sheet and you pick up your meat from us at the farm or at a farmers’ market. Quarters do not receive the on-farm pick-up or membership discount.
Chop Bundle approx 15 lbs. Reg $97, Bundle price $87
(chops come 2/pk)
8 Loin Chop packs
3 Sirloin Chop packs
3 Porterhouse Chop packs
Pork Sampler approx. 12 lbs. Reg. $82, Bundle price $74
1 pack of Loin, Sirloin, and Porterhouse Chops; 1 Roast; 1 Ham Steak; 1 pack Pork Steaks; 1 lb. bacon, 1 lb. Breakfast Sausage Links, 1 lb. Italian Sausage Links.
*Membership discounts do not apply to bundle purchases.
We accept cash, check ($50 return check fee), or credit card payments. Credit cards are charged a 2.75% fee to cover the processing fee. If you would like to make monthly payments before processing day to lower your balance due, please contact us to make arrangements.
If you have a question or would like to reserve your hog, please fill out the form below. I will contact you to verify your order and make arrangements for your deposit.