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lantern
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:

MikeJ65
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.

ShencoSmoke
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).

lantern
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.

Shagdog
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

www.grantparkpacking.com/

dwfisk
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:

daninnewjersey
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.

CarterK
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.

legendaryhog
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.

lantern
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: