Pork!! well... it starts with pigs right? (Graphic)

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by bladebuilder, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Well, every once in a while, a deal comes along to good to pass up! My buddies and I were getting down to the last of the pork we processed this spring, and figured we would get more from the Hutterites again. We misplaced the number!! So I get a text from a friend who saw pigs for locally sale online. The looked more like boar, so I called to figure things out. The owner tells me that they are indeed pigs, Heritage pigs, not interbred. The reason he was selling them? They were from an unexpected litter, that they now had no room for.

    I thought the add was a misprint, so I called back, to place an order, and asked his wife when she answered the phone. Yup! $100 each!! SO I confirmed with the boys, and took four. We had to go down and take care of them ourselves, so after putting them down, and dressing them, we got them home, and skinned them out. There were two red, and two black.

    Let them hang overnight, then spent the next day butchering and packaging. Ribs, chops, roasts, loins, hinds will be brined for ham in the next couple days, and all the trim we kept for sausage. Let the adventure begin, and Qview will follow.
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like fun, but I am guessing there are going to be some sore little boys when finished.......

    Great buy.
  3. Elbow is a tad sore, don't get to doing this type of stuff to often.
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Heritage pigs... $100 each.... I'll bet you are laughing all the way to the dinner plate...... Good find.....
  5. Wonderful buy. Can't raise them to 1/3 that size for that price. Must say I'm a bit jealous.
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang it man that's a good deal,,, What did the dress at?? Getting ready to buy a couple myself

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

  7. Smallest dressed out 95 pounds, biggest was 147 pounds. Hell of a deal! Had the first meal tonight, did a shoulder roast, 6 hour smoke over apple wood, then glazed with honey/brown sugar/apple juice/and seasonings.

    For scale, the fat guy on the right is me at 6'4", 300 pounds.
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope you are not expecting anything else this year from Sanity Clause!

    BTW wouldn't it have been a perfect time to do a whole pig roast?  "P" is for Par-tay!
  9. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    I miss the days were we had enough land to raise our own hogs. I used to name everyone of 'em. Pork chop, sausage, ect. I'd look forward to slaughter day.

    Dam good buy on those oinkers...
  10. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow! What a deal! Congrats on the score.

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