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Unread 12-02-2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Default Whole hog, processed price per pound?

My wife's family and I have an opportunity to get a couple hogs. My father in law works with a guy that raises them. He has made him a deal to sell us two, 250# pigs for $.65 a pound. I need to get the specifics but I think this is the pig whole, not hanging weight. He is charging $35 extra to butcher and my in-laws are going over to help with that. By the time it's gutted and all the butchered I know we won't get anywhere near 250# but I figured maybe 150#? Even then it would only be $1.10 or so per pound. Does this sound like a good deal? I've seen hogs sold locally for a lot more.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 07:36 AM   #2
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Sounds about right to me.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 08:07 AM   #3
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In Beijing pork price is more than $2 per pound.
remember our salary level is $500 to $1000 per month
jealous!
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When you say "butcher" is that just slaughter or actually turn it into cuts? I just did two hogs I raised on Thursday and I paid more than what you're paying on feed alone. I take my hogs to a butcher for final processing and that part is $0.69 a pound. Throw in feed and I'm way over your cost. I would guess your 250 lbs on the hoof would be around 175 hanging weight, ballpark. Sounds like a winning deal to me...
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That's butchered into cuts. It's a screaming deal in my opinion. The guy is not a professional butcher but he has a good reputation and nice equipment. This is not his normal price either, it's more of a "buddy" deal.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 08:54 AM   #6
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That's a smoking deal ~ pun intended!
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Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
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Last pig I bought worked out just over $2.50/lb after purchase, kill fee, butchering fee and taxes. So in the low $1 range is KILLER.
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we sold hogs this year for $120 on the hoof, Hangin weight was just over 100Lbs. The the locker charges $20 for kill and $.46LB. for cutting with cured, smoked, and sausage products cosing a bit more.
Yes Its pricey but the customers we have are more concerned with "happy Hogs" raised on pasture with no antibiotics or hormones.
I'd say your getting a pretty good deal.
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Yeah, that deal has him losing money. It would be rude to turn down an offer like that.
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BTW the last 8 weeks old piglet I bought cost way more than you are paying total.

It had papers and was a Berk, but come on.
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Yeah thats crazy cheap. Im getting a hog Friday that I've got to process myself and its still $1.59lb.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 09:44 PM   #13
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I'm going to double check with my in-laws before I sign on to this. I know it's a crazy good deal but I also think if something seems too good to be true......., well you know. I sure hope it's just a great deal because a freezer full of pig is never a bad thing.
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