How do you price your sides of pork?

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by savinggrace, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. savinggrace

    savinggrace COO of manure management

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    Hi,

    I would like to sell one pig and keep the other, so I am hoping to sell two sides. I have several people interested, asking how much I want for them and I just don't know!

    Do you charge live weight?
    Hanging weight?
    Plus processing?


    Thanks!

    Melissa
     
  2. Ronney

    Ronney Well-Known Member

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    Hi Melissa,
    We charge hanging weight, plus a nominal sum for killing and they arrange their own processing.

    We've been charging $NZ4.00 per kg. ($1.80 per pound) which we have been told is far too cheap for homegrown pork. However, I don't suppose priceing in NZ is going to be relevant to you, and even in the States it probably varies.

    Cheers,
    Ronnie
     

  3. tyusclan

    tyusclan Well-Known Member

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    I have 5 that will be ready to go in about 2-3 weeks that are sold to family and friends at church. I'm getting $1.50 per pound hanging weight plus the processing. The next litter coming along will be $2.00 per pound plus processing.
     
  4. Gideon's War

    Gideon's War Well-Known Member

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    I sold mine last year for $200 per half (which included everything..pork..processing..wrapping).
     
  5. Horace Baker

    Horace Baker Well-Known Member

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    $3.75/lb. hanging wt. including proccessing for Organic milk-fed pork.
     
  6. bill not in oh

    bill not in oh Well-Known Member

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    $3/lb hanging weight. The customer pays the processor for all his charges - slaughter, cut/wrap, curing and smoking.
     
  7. Argent Farms

    Argent Farms Pig farmer

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    Looks like the prices are "what you can get"!

    We charge $3.50/lb hanging weight and that includes all the processing. Non organic, but pasture raised and 'naturally grown'
     
  8. highlands

    highlands Well-Known Member

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    We sell:
    piglets $60 to $85 depending on season
    (late fall-winter = low, spring-summer=high)
    roasters $2/lb live weight by tape
    half pigs $225 ~70 lbs hanging
    whole pigs for $350 ~140 lbs hanging

    These are all live animal sales. We will deliver to the butcher. The customer pays the slaughter ($45/whole pig) and butchering (~48¢/lb) directly.

    This comes to about $3.61/lb in the freezer for a half pig, less for a whole pig. See this article:

    http://sugarmtnfarm.com/blog/2006/07/what-is-half-pig-share.html

    We are certified naturally grown http://naturallygrown.org which is the equivalent of organic certification, pastured/hay supplemented with dairy which gives a sweeter tasting meat and is higher in the healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.

    At those prices we are selling all that we can produce with a breeding herd of 30 sows.

    Don't undersell yourself. Homegrown pork, even fed grain, is far better than the factory farmed pork. If you pasture them they are again better than if confined. If you dairy feed them on pasture and hay then they are supreme tasting and healthful.
     
  9. savinggrace

    savinggrace COO of manure management

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    Thank you, this is all very helpful!