I raised 2 female hogs from 25lb pigs and recently had the bigger one butchered. Its just My GF and I so we don't need the other one butchered for some time and I bought 3 more 20lb pigs that are around 50lb each now, so in a few months I will have more pigs to butcher or sale. My friend wants to buy my 250lb hog and I don't have no idea what to charge for it.
My Question is---what is a fair price live weight to ask for the hog? I will have to deliver her to the be processed--about one hour round trip. My plan is to deliver her, have her weighed and my friend pay me for her and my friend take care of the butcher. Thanks for your info!
How much did the one you have butchered weigh and how much feed money did you have invested in it? Costs of pig + cost of feed divided by two pigs = Total Costs divided by weight of pig. This would be your actual cost per pound on the hoof then you can tack on extra for your time raising it.
Gonna add: Put up some flyer taking orders on pig halves. A lot of people don't have room for a whole pig but can squeeze a half pig in the freezer. All you have to do it raise them and deliver them to the processer.
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Last edited by Oldcountryboy; 01/12/09 at 09:17 AM.
Allow extra time. For reference, our butcher is exactly 1 hour from us driving time. The time to drive there, unload, do paperwork and return is typically 3 hours. We do this weekly so one would think we would have the pattern down pat but it still takes extra time.
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