View Full Version : Whole hog. How much do ya'll pay per lb?

07-01-2015, 10:51 AM
I was wondering what my brethren pay for fully dressed whole hog.

My local guy down the street(If I call in advance with an order) can get me about any size I want on any Wednesday. Price for a hog that's good to go straight to the pit is 3.69/lb for small pigs under 65lbs and 2.69/lb for larger pigs. I'm pretty dang happy with the arrangement.:grin:

07-01-2015, 11:00 AM
We have a company that specializes in smaller hogs, up to about 160 lbs. Last one was $2.70 for one in the 100-110 range, a 60 lbs. one was quoted at $2.85. I was surprised at the small per pound differential. These are scalded and scraped and they are not totally split which makes them nice for a racer style cook. They keep plenty in local cold storage, which is very nice.

07-01-2015, 11:06 AM
I pay in the $3.00 range in Va. (depending on size) from the butcher. I can buy from local farmers for $1 a pound on the hoof, but the extra labor is not worth a few hundred dollars (for me at least).

07-01-2015, 12:52 PM
.... I can buy from local farmers for $1 a pound on the hoof, but the extra labor is not worth a few hundred dollars (for me at least).

I'm the same way!! I've done it myself and without the room, the tables and the tools it's so much dang work.

07-01-2015, 01:00 PM
The place I can get them in the city is looking better and better.. They quoted $1.59/lb for an 80lber, and said the bigger I buy, the cheaper they are... That's head on, they charge more for headless


07-01-2015, 01:59 PM
Last couple domestics I've done I picked up at the farm, hauled to a guy to slaughter, scald & dehair and hold in his walkin for a couple days worked out to about $2/pound or I can get from a butcher ready to go for about $2.80/pound for hogs in the 100#-135# range. The wild hogs we hunt are "free", scald & dehair and hold in a walkin for $75; works out to around $1/pound. If Shagdog can get them for $1.59/pound or less, that's a durn good price.

Fatback Joe
07-01-2015, 02:21 PM
Any particular breed?

I just paid $4/lb for a Berkshire...........:shock:

07-01-2015, 02:33 PM
WOW.....I'm in NJ and expected to be paying the most. My butcher charged me $1.90/lb for the 130# hog I did a couple week ago.....

Displaced Texan
07-01-2015, 02:42 PM
Depends on the butcher.. Last time one of my friends did the cooking. We got one local for $2.38/lb.

07-01-2015, 04:55 PM
Last one I bought for Memorial Day was around $2.10 per pound, head off, and backbone split so she'd lay flat on the cooker.

07-01-2015, 05:31 PM
2.40/lb from the local grocery store (yes, my locally owned grocer carries whole hogs if a customer orders one). But you can get them cheaper if you go through a local farmer, or more expensive if you want a certain breed. Check craigslist around you.

07-01-2015, 05:59 PM
Man! Some of you fellers get SWEET prices! I just checked again and I was off on my pricing. 100+ was 2.69/lb and 50-99 was 3.69/lb and apparently under 50 is 6.50/lb.

I'm a little jelly.

ESPECIALLY Fatback Joe! I'd love to get berkies for $4/lb!:shocked: