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Old 03-12-2018, 08:42 PM   #1
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What can I expect to pay for a 300lb butcher pig?


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Old 03-12-2018, 08:45 PM   #2
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Can't help you with that. But I can tell you everyone I've ever raised cost me a lot more than just buying pork in the store.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:48 PM   #3
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The last show pig we had butchered last year was around 280lbs and it was around $250.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:54 PM   #4
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One of my 4-H rifle kids, dad has some and offered to sell me one for mixing with deer for sausage. I was thinking if the price is right, Ill butcher it myself and cut a few pork chops and grind the rest.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:56 PM   #5
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.50 a pound on hoof. We butcher our own.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:44 PM   #6
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About $250
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:49 PM   #7
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I paid 320.00 for two of them and both were about 300. Show hogs. $150.00-$175.00 is fair
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:25 PM   #8
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I feed out and butcher my own .i sell piglets for 75 bucks at 7 weeks old .
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:04 PM   #9
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I paid over $400 one time.....just once. From that point forward I relinquished my Wife of that duty. $175 - $250 depending on what you have the hog made in to.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:28 PM   #10
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.50 -.60 lb walking.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:53 AM   #11
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We get ours done at Jarrett’s meat market in Madisonville. Did 3 pigs there last spring. All around 3-350 lbs. cost us average $250 each, and that was with cured and smoked meats.
Got breakfast sausage, smoked link sausage, bacon, hams, and porkchops out of them.

Come to think of it, we are almost out of pork and i need to butcher another


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Old 03-13-2018, 06:53 AM   #12
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I can tell you in about a week. I took one to Springtown last week.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:03 AM   #13
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We did this for many years if you are buying a show pig be sure to feed it out for a while.
Get the show pig feed out of it's system put it on regular sow feed and corn. After about 2 months you will have the best eating pork especially the bacon.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:12 AM   #14
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a case of Modelo, that's my standard fee and we can get after it
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:37 AM   #15
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I had a 300lb show pig done at Theiss in Normangee last spring. I had the loins cut into chops. Hams cured and smoked. Bacon cured and smoked. Shoulders cut into country style ribs. Ribs cut and packaged. Trimmings and scraps made into breakfast sausage. Cost about $250.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:53 AM   #16
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I paid 320.00 for two of them and both were about 300. Show hogs. $150.00-$175.00 is fair
Just to be clear, I assumed you were talking “just pig” and that is what my cost was-just the pigs. I butcher and process everything myself so no idea on that cost.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:59 AM   #17
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I pay between $250-300. That includes some smoked sausage and hams/bacon cured


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Old 03-13-2018, 10:22 AM   #18
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It's all going to depend on what cuts you have done, how much sausage and much of the meat you have cured. I do a show pig every year and normally ranges on average of $250.
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It all depends on how you want it processed.
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:02 AM   #20
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Live animal cost:
50 cents a pound for an average pig.
60 cents per pound for exceptional quality ( I was told judge this by using 3/4 - 1 inch of dip between the loins and backbone).

Processing in this area starts at 75 cents per pound plus disposal fee then they add on pricing of what you want done.
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It can also be based on a flat kill fee with per pound pricing on what cuts and processes you add.
Definitely get it clear with the processor with exactly what they are doing for you. They all seem to have their own pitch.

Right now, they are pretty booked with all the over-runs from the local shows.
One processor told me "don't bring me anything for a few weeks. I'm dealing with Victoria's extras right now, Goliad show is this weekend, and Refugio the weekend after that".
The State regulates them and wont allow animals to be touching in their hanging lockers.

@Strummer ----- I would definitely be interested in seeing pictures of your set up (especially what type of farrowing house and pens you use). Pictures would be good or I will even come to Edna.
I lease a pasture in Victoria from the Meltons and I need to sign a new lease and pay them by April 1st so I will be over that way in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 03-15-2018, 06:32 AM   #21
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Just to be clear, I assumed you were talking “just pig” and that is what my cost was-just the pigs. I butcher and process everything myself so no idea on that cost.


Yes sir, just the cost of the pig on the hoof.


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Old 03-15-2018, 06:42 AM   #22
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You could probably find one for $150 to $200. I have seen people pay as much as $300 to $400. Alot of your county fair's have a freezer sale after the main auction to get money for the kids that didn't make it. Alot of people buy at these to help the kids(or parents lol) recoup a little cost. Your major shows are terminal so the pigs don't come home. I know what most of these kids have in these things as far as time and feed, not counting the price of a hog. $300 don't even put a dent in it.
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