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Pork price
« on: October 20, 2016, 03:22:05 PM »
Might be time to stock up.  Real world live hog prices dropped below $.30 this week, whole hog less than $100.

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Re: Pork price
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2016, 03:25:50 PM »
Wow! That's a deal!
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Re: Pork price
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2016, 03:45:50 PM »
Tag.  I recently bought a half share of a pig from a local guy, my first time.  I'm paying $2/lb on hanging weight plus half of kill and wrap.  The .30 must be commercial/wholesale? 

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Re: Pork price
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2016, 04:02:40 PM »
Tag.  I recently bought a half share of a pig from a local guy, my first time.  I'm paying $2/lb on hanging weight plus half of kill and wrap.  The .30 must be commercial/wholesale? 

Live weight, guts intact I think.
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Re: Pork price
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 04:10:08 PM »
Pork has the best recovery rate for meat to loss. But yes it is live weight.


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Re: Pork price
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 04:10:34 PM »
Tag.  I recently bought a half share of a pig from a local guy, my first time.  I'm paying $2/lb on hanging weight plus half of kill and wrap.  The .30 must be commercial/wholesale? 

Live weight, guts intact I think.
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Re: Pork price
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2016, 04:16:48 PM »
Thank you. Yeah, I was suspecting live weight too.

It's a good pig, though I forget the details.  I buy my chicken feed from the guy and he blends it himself: no wheat, corn or soy.  I think he still has a few halves at $2.25 (the $2 may have been a 'good customer' deal, but I can check). If anyone wants contact info, PM me and I can ask what's left.

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Re: Pork price
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2016, 04:19:16 PM »
this makes me very curious...when i was raising hogs it took me between 900-1,000 pounds of feed to raise one up to about 350 lbs live weight.  After slaughter (around $70 each) the 1/2's hung around 115 lbs each.  I think i sold mine for about $2.50-2.60 / lb hanging (including slaughter) and the cut/wrap was 60-70 cents per pound extra (smoking the bacon/hams were about $1/per pound on top of that).  don't know how someone can raise a whole hog up to that weight for $100...not a hog that i would want to eat anyway.
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Re: Pork price
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2016, 04:24:58 PM »
Maybe it's the area's market too?  The kill fee is going to be $55.  And it's more of a hobby/passion for the guy, it's not his main career so he may be undercharging.

I definitely don't want to know what the .30 hogs have been eating.  Our food economy and regulation is big part of why I'm learning to hunt.

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Re: Pork price
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 04:31:34 PM »
Just paid $267 for half a pig, cut and wrapped. 91lbs

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Re: Pork price
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2016, 04:45:48 PM »
Maybe it's the area's market too?  The kill fee is going to be $55.  And it's more of a hobby/passion for the guy, it's not his main career so he may be undercharging.

I definitely don't want to know what the .30 hogs have been eating.  Our food economy and regulation is big part of why I'm learning to hunt.
copy that on the area's market...east side is definately different than "Seattle-ish".  my thoughts were on raising pigs is that if i could sell 6 it would cover the costs for mine...cost only-you can't factor in your time---feeding them 2x a day every day for 6-7 months, making sure they have a clean water supply, fixing fences, wrangling jail break pigs ( a couple 300 lb pigs can destroy most any fencing you put up--you can electrify it but they learn if they root the ground up to the fence it will short it out and they will take off to the neighbors garden)... i do miss it though-loved raising me some pigs- hell i would get in the pen and scratch their ears and they would roll over so i could scratch their belly's.  can't wait until my new house is built and i can once again start raising them
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Re: Pork price
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2016, 05:41:18 PM »
Normal market weight now days is 270# or so.  That is $81 for a ready to eat pig, figure out your own processing or do it yourself for your sausage projects. 

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Re: Pork price
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2016, 05:59:12 PM »
Ok, I want to buy a pig.

Where do I go to get one at $.30/lb? Is that a livestock auction?

Any other suggestions where I can go? I don't mind picking up a live pig and taking it home to process.

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Re: Pork price
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2016, 12:36:34 PM »
It is darn tough to buy an 8 week old pig for $100 anywhere around here! I would buy any butcher hog I could find for $100. We have raised 4-8 piglets each fall for the last several years for family and friends with the cost of the piglet and feed it comes out to $2.20ish a pound. Butcher and cut/wrap on top of that.

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Re: Pork price
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2016, 12:56:18 PM »
Ok, I want to buy a pig.

Where do I go to get one at $.30/lb? Is that a livestock auction?

Any other suggestions where I can go? I don't mind picking up a live pig and taking it home to process.

I've never done it for hogs, I've bought auction cattle be never anything else.

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Re: Pork price
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2016, 08:00:12 AM »
Be careful at the auctions.  I worked in one years ago.  They'll slip one in on you if you aren't watching.  Also, it will be hard to buy singletons.  You usually buy a lot.  If you have others interested in pigs or have room, it can work in your favor.  The singletons they sell at auctions are usually not worth purchasing.
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Re: Pork price
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2016, 08:06:42 AM »
Good luck.  I raise a much different product and have high feed costs etc.... cheap food is killing farming.  Better prepare to eat Chinese products.

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Re: Pork price
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2016, 08:16:33 AM »
Also don't know if its been said. You do not know the vaccination history on the animals sold. So I would no recommend getting a animal and killing it right off the bat. Some vaccines are harmful to humans. If you are going to buy it and put 30-60 days of finish on a animal then you should be ok. I know a few wormers say do not kill and eat for 90 dayos.
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Re: Pork price
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2016, 08:48:12 AM »
We raised 6 hogs this year. We sold 5 hogs at $3.50 a pound with no cutting/wrapping or kill fee. Everyone was more than happy to pay that as our pork doesn't taste like the pig pen they were raised in, we feed them hog grower grain only (zero scraps), fresh clean water at all times and they have a perfect amount of fat on them when they are finished which is an average hanging weight of 275 pounds. We made enough money to cover weiner pig purchase, feed cost, our 1 hog paid for and around $900 in our pocket. Plus we cut and wrapped our own hog which helped with our cost. Brew, hope you get to raising hogs again, I agree, they are very entertaining to have. We look forward to start our next batch this April, can't wait!
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Re: Pork price
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2016, 08:49:52 AM »
Good luck.  I raise a much different product and have high feed costs etc.... cheap food is killing farming.  Better prepare to eat Chinese products.
Agreed! Chinese raised pork...  :puke: :puke:
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Re: Pork price
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2016, 09:03:00 AM »
Good luck.  I raise a much different product and have high feed costs etc.... cheap food is killing farming.  Better prepare to eat Chinese products.
Also don't know if its been said. You do not know the vaccination history on the animals sold. So I would no recommend getting a animal and killing it right off the bat. Some vaccines are harmful to humans. If you are going to buy it and put 30-60 days of finish on a animal then you should be ok. I know a few wormers say do not kill and eat for 90 dayos.
We raised 6 hogs this year. We sold 5 hogs at $3.50 a pound with no cutting/wrapping or kill fee. Everyone was more than happy to pay that as our pork doesn't taste like the pig pen they were raised in, we feed them hog grower grain only (zero scraps), fresh clean water at all times and they have a perfect amount of fat on them when they are finished which is an average hanging weight of 275 pounds. We made enough money to cover weiner pig purchase, feed cost, our 1 hog paid for and around $900 in our pocket. Plus we cut and wrapped our own hog which helped with our cost. Brew, hope you get to raising hogs again, I agree, they are very entertaining to have. We look forward to start our next batch this April, can't wait!
Good luck.  I raise a much different product and have high feed costs etc.... cheap food is killing farming.  Better prepare to eat Chinese products.
Agreed! Chinese raised pork...  :puke: :puke:
Be careful at the auctions.  I worked in one years ago.  They'll slip one in on you if you aren't watching.  Also, it will be hard to buy singletons.  You usually buy a lot.  If you have others interested in pigs or have room, it can work in your favor.  The singletons they sell at auctions are usually not worth purchasing.

absolutely agree with all above and as I've said never bought auction pork.  I'm tired of holding them through the winter so since I'm already setup for FFA hogs -but kids aren't showing hogs anymore, switching to steers- I'm going to just buy wieners in the spring, butcher in the fall, and not hold any in the winter.  I can't sell/consume enough to justify breeding when there's such a glut of hogs on the market and prices this low.  In fact I'm going to sausage my breeders sometime next month when I'm out of feed.  Going to have some stuffed freezers!

Prices being what they are though just buying from a reputable breeder that raises the product you want is very doable too.
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Re: Pork price
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2016, 09:37:10 PM »
Yeah my sows are sausage soon

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Re: Pork price
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2016, 03:09:41 AM »
Probably why the store in Eatonville had pork shoulders at .69 a pound last week.
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Re: Pork price
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2016, 04:08:20 AM »
Also don't know if its been said. You do not know the vaccination history on the animals sold. So I would no recommend getting a animal and killing it right off the bat. Some vaccines are harmful to humans. If you are going to buy it and put 30-60 days of finish on a animal then you should be ok. I know a few wormers say do not kill and eat for 90 dayos.

I thought vaccines are harmless. That's what they promised when they wanted to inject my newborns with all kinds of needles

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