We have a 3 yr. old sow who's nothing but an oversized pet at this point. As time and energy are in very short supply right now we're trying to cut back on some of the workload around here. Dh has suggested selling the sow. I haven't checked prices but I'm guessing we would get next to nothing for her. She is a good sized pig, so I'm thinking we might be better off to have her butchered. Question is, with a pig this size, what will we get back besides a lot of fat? I've never butchered one this big. We'd be having her butchered rather than doing it ourselves so I'm wondering if it would be worth the cost, and just how to have her processed to get the most value. I like sausage but really don't want to end up with 500 pounds of it. I'd appreciate any advice.