Our pigs are spoiled. Fed organic barley, creamy milk and whey from our Jersey cows, and all the excess garden and food scraps they can handle, happy pigs are delicious pigs.
This reservation is for pork available November 2023
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Our pigs are spoiled. They eat the very best of all the things.
And happy pigs are delicious pigs.
They are fed non-GMO organic barley, all the excess garden produce they can handle, and rich creamy milk and whey from our Jersey milk cows.
When is the share available?
Pork shares are available at limited times throughout the year. We are currently taking reservations for shares available in May 2023.
When the pork is ready for harvest, we will deliver the animal directly to the butcher. The butcher will then contact you directly for your cutting instructions. Turn-around time is usually under a week for fresh cuts and about 3-4 weeks for any cuts that need to be cured and/or smoked. Unless you specify otherwise, it will all be frozen when you pick it up so it can go directly into your freezer.
How much does a whole hog cost?
Pork shares are $4.99/lb hanging weight (the hanging weight is calculated after slaughter, but before cutting).
For example, for a 250lb live pig, the hanging weight will come to approximately 180lbs. If you’ve reserved a whole share, you’ll pay approximately $890 to us at Belvedere Farms (of which $100 will already have been paid as your deposit). We will notify you of the final price soon after the hogs go to butcher and we have the actual hanging weight.
And you’ll pay approximately $240 directly to the butcher in slaughter/hauling/processing fees (though depending on the processing/curing you’ve requested, it could be a little more). If you budget $1200-1300 for the whole hog, you’ll be in good shape.
Processing costs include a slaughter fee ($65), and a base rate of $0.79/lb hanging weight, plus any additional fees for hauling, curing, smoking, etc. depending on the type of processing you request. (Please note, these fees are determined by the butcher and are subject to change).