Weights and quantities vary somewhat based on the weight of each animal, a portion typically includes:
Freezer space: 1.5 cubic feet. Picture two 3/4-full brown paper grocery sacks.
Our pigs live out doors in the sun and the shade. They run, root, wallow, and lounge to their hearts' content. We feed a locally milled, non-GMO grain mixture, they devour the excess from our farm garden during the summer months, and the pigs can eat whatever they turn up in our diverse pastures and woodlands.
We raise Berkshire pork because it is incredibly juicy and has a fantastic flavor. It has gained a reputation as being the Kobe Beef of pork, which is to say that it marbles well and is very tender. The flavor of our pork is unlike what you find in stores. See our protocols for details about how we raise our animals.
Deposit ($25) Due now
+ Balance (estimate $375) Due at pickup
Grand Total $400 (varies based on animal weight)
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. After the butcher date, we will bill you for the balance of your purchase.
Butchers typically charge for their services based on the hanging weight, which is the weight of the animal after slaughter but before packaging. Cutting and packaging the meat reduces the weight by approximately 15%.
You will be billed at a rate of $7.95/lb. on the hanging weight of your portion. This includes the basic cut/wrap fees from the butcher. Cured and smoked meat will add $1.50/lb. to your total bill.
$397.50 50 lbs. of hanging weight @ $7.95/lb.
+ $6 4 lbs. of smoke/cure as for bacon and ham @ $1.50/lb.
$403.50 Grand total - $45 Pre-paid deposit = Balance due of $152.50
You take home about 42.5 lbs. of packaged meats.
$403.50/42.5 lbs. of cuts = $9.49/lb. of meat in your freezer.