This is my fifth year raising pigs for local pork. These pigs have spent their last six months outside in pasture rooting in the earth and eating grass, weeds, flowers, blackberries, autumn olive, as well as non GMO pig feed. They moved to fresh paddocks every five to seven days. This means their diet is complete and diversified as well very healthy.For you this means you are purchasing the healthiest pork possible. It also means you are participating in a local economy. The best news is this is the tastiest pork you have ever eaten. An unbeatable combo. Cutting instruction let the butcher know exactly how you want your pork cut and packaged. Here is the location of cuts. The shoulder is often identified as the picnic or butte cut in the grocery store…so confusing.
Cutting Instructions 2 hams per pig- Expect about 28 pounds of meat1/2 inch ham steaks (first cut off each ham will give you larger looking steaks, mid-ham cut will give you smaller looking steaks) each steak packaged individually4 5 pound ham roastsHams may be cured and smoked 2 pork loins per pig- pork chops- 3/4 inch thick, packaged 4 to a package, tenderloins - roast, baby back ribs. Expect about 23 pounds of meat Fresh side bacon– cured and smoked, sliced average thickness, 1 # packages. Expect 23 pounds. Spareribs– These aren’t really processed further. Expect 6 pounds of spareribs, packaged # per package Boston butt– These cuts actually come from the pig’s shoulder, not butt. One side -pork steaks, 1/2 inch thick, 2 steaks per package, one side fresh roasts -2 lb size. Expect about 9 pounds of meat. Backfat– saved(can be processed into lard) Jowl– Cured and smoked, sliced into 1# package. Expect about 3 pounds of meatfrom the jowl. Hocks-cured and smoked to use as seasonings Trim– After the pig is processed and all of the cuts are taken off of the carcass, there will usually be about 10 pounds of meat that can be trimmed away from the bones. Trim is used to make ground pork .
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