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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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Jenna, 2 bucks a pound hangin weight is a good deal depending on the pig... :tup:
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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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