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Buying a pig advice

Postby 88rxna » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:18 pm

Last year we split a pig with the in laws and we were helpless when it came to choosing what we got. This year I got his number and would like to see what you folks get when it comes to this.
He just sent me a text saying his going rate is $1.80 per pound for hanging weight. Does this seem decent? I know prices will be different depending on the area but when it comes to the bacon and such that's cheap here. Even ribs and such only get as low as $1.68 when they are on sale.

What all do you guys normally ask for? I know this can depend on what he makes too but I was curious what you guys get since we smoke a lot of food here...

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Re: Buying a pig advice

Postby woodenvisions » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:22 pm

PORK BELLY ! :):):)
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Re: Buying a pig advice

Postby Russ » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:26 pm

If you have a good butcher then go and see them, tell you what you want. I recently did a pig on a spit, my idea and what my butcher suggested was poles apart. He was correct, 100% perfect cook. I'm also lucky one of my best friends is a retired butcher as well. Good luck and keep us posted with pics.

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