Holy Cow errr ummm pig

DrPizza

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358 pounds of pork... I didn't realize our pig was quite that big (that puts her pre-butchered weight at well over 500 pounds)

About 16 big ham steaks, 2 hams, lots and lots of roasts - smoked and unsmoked, a year's worth of bacon for breakfast on the weekends (including canadian bacon), smoked pork chops, spare ribs, picnic roasts, loin roasts, etc. Best part is that I know what the pig ate; the meat should be extra good :)

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Aimster

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dont pigs eat their own poop which is really not proving your theory wrong about "you know what the pig ate" .. so I fail

enjoy your meals :)
 

Kaido

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I had some fresh sausage once, from a friend's farm with pigs. One of the best things I have ever tasted, bar none :)
 

DrPizza

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Originally posted by: Aimster
dont pigs eat their own poop which is really not proving your theory wrong about "you know what the pig ate" .. so I fail

enjoy your meals :)

Gee, not that I ever noticed. They're actually quite clean animals, despite what many people believe.
 

SagaLore

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Originally posted by: DrPizza
Originally posted by: Aimster
dont pigs eat their own poop which is really not proving your theory wrong about "you know what the pig ate" .. so I fail

enjoy your meals :)

Gee, not that I ever noticed. They're actually quite clean animals, despite what many people believe.

Yea, the only reason pigs are stereotyped as being incredibly filthy is because farmers coop them up in incredibly filthy conditions. I would think a freeze graze pig that was taken care of would be really healthy.
 

sandmanwake

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In Japan, they use to feed human poop to pigs--this practice was ended after US occupation during WW2. Sometimes you run across the most interesting things on wikipedia.
 

Xyo II

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All that mention of meat makes me hungry. Nothing but supermarket preserved ham here :(
 

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I am jealous now.

How much did the whole process cost ya? And I mean the cost of the pig when it went to the butcher and the butcher fees.
 
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Originally posted by: SophalotJack
I am jealous now.

How much did the whole process cost ya? And I mean the cost of the pig when it went to the butcher and the butcher fees.
also, how much did it cost to feed the beast over its lifetime?
 

DrPizza

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Originally posted by: HardcoreRobot
Originally posted by: SophalotJack
I am jealous now.

How much did the whole process cost ya? And I mean the cost of the pig when it went to the butcher and the butcher fees.
also, how much did it cost to feed the beast over its lifetime?

All together, it cost about $450 to $500 for all that meat, including paying for the baby pig, all the feed, and the butchering costs. We really didn't do that good of a job controlling costs (she was ready for the butcher in May, so we paid for 6 months of food needlessly) Next time, we'll know better; that'd have cut out quite a bit of the cost without really reducing the amount of meat that much.

Also, the butchering costs were a little higher, because I had about 1/3 of the meat smoked; the majority of roasts were smoked as well as all of the pork chops. That tacks on about 30 cents per pound. Regardless, the amount of effort to raise the pig was minimal... About 20 minutes per week to clean the stall (followed by 20 minutes of fence repair and chasing the pig around the neighborhood). Feeding her took all of 30 seconds or so, twice a day.