About Pasture Raised Pork
We started raising pigs because we have nine grandchildren seven of which are boys and they eat like!!
So we purchased four sows and one boar from a farmer who has been raising the pigs using the protocols that meet our standards. The breed is Old Spot, which is a heritage breed known for its superior eating qualities.
We move the pigs frequently so they always have a clean environment. That way the parasites don’t get a chance to create problems. As the result we don’t give them medication and antibiotics. They live in the woods and move them every three or four days. That way they enjoy going about their lives and enjoy being happy pigs.
The life of an industrial raised pig is quite different. If you want to know how industrial pigs are raised just go to Google and find out. You’ll quickly see that eating pork from our farm is a good decision.
How to Buy Pasture Raised Pork from GrassFed Farms
Go whole hog and buy your pig on the hoof direct from the farm.
Our pigs are ready for the table when they reach 250 to 300 pounds. The price is $2.50 per pound. In addition there is a $50 processing fee and the cost of cutting the carcass to your specifications and vacuum packaging is .65 cents per pound. The carcass weight or hanging weight is approximately 75% of the live weight.
Go Half Hog
When you go half hog you will have to wait until we can match a buyer for the other half. The price is $3.50 per pound plus $25 processing fee and .65 cents for butchering and vacuum packaging.
Example: A 250 pound pig on the hoof will convert to about 187.5 carcass weight. One half will equal approximately 93.75 pounds. So your price will be 93.75 pounds times $3.50. About $328.13 plus the processing and packaging fees paid to the processer.
Here is the typical half Hog Pork Cuts. ￼
- 1lb tenderloin
- 12-14 lbs of pork chops apx
- 1-2 packages of spare ribs – 3-5 lbs apx
- 2 hocks/shanks
- 6-10 lbs ground pork/sausage
- 1 ham (15-18 lbs total)
- 8 to 10 lbs bacon
- 4 lbs lard
- Additional Packages include feet, neck, bones, jowl, and liver
(Just double this if buying you are going “Whole Hog” )
Buy Individual Cuts from Our On Farm Store
We have individual cuts as described above available that can be purchased from our farm store. You can try before you buy. Our inventory changes daily so give us a call (706-499-9726) to see what we have available. Pricing is slightly higher than you find in your local grocery store due to the extra time we spend in finishing your pork. You will find the taste, tenderness and health benefits well worth the price.
Buy a Roaster
Many customers like to buy the whole pig to roast for a special event. We sell our roasters for beginning at 75 pounds for $2.75 per pound live weight. Our processor will charge a $75 processing fee. Since you will require any additional service your cost will be $2.75 time the live weight of the pig when it leaves the farm plus the processing fee paid to the processor.
Example: (roaster pig weighing 75 pounds)
Processing fee = 75.00
Prices are subject to change without notice.