how much to butcher a hog?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ra, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. ra

    ra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    what do u guys pay to butcher a hog? we are thinking of getting one to raise. just not sure what most people charge to cut one up. so whatare u guys paying/charging? the guy across the street is going in on it with us. he is a retired butcher. he is going to do the smoking,grinding and the sauge. we just need some were to hang the meat tell it cools and firms up and some one with a band saw. so hopefully that will help with some of the cost. any ideas what most charge?


    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    We just butchered one but we did it ourselves. The butcher would only cut it up and package it, not kill it and it had to be skinned, the head removed, and packed in ice. Then they would charge per pound and extra if you wanted anything smoked.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  3. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2008
    South Central Virgina
    We will be ready to butcher a pig or two in another month. I have not checked on prices yet, but anything over a $1.50/lb will be to high. I will also try to barter some. I will try to remember to post when the time comes with all the information.

  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    I can't remember the total cost on the last one we had processed, but they charge by weight and cut. Depending on whether you want a lot of sausage or a lot of chops, the cost will increase.
  5. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    last one we had done weighed 300 lbs and it cost $60.
  6. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    $0.40 a pound to cut and wrap.

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    $40 to kill /$0.49 per pound cut wrap flash freeze/ an additional $0.59 per lb smoked . I forget what sausage cost, links where more. This is a usda butcher. Everything is flash frozen vacum sealed. my last batch cost about $2.00 per pound toatal?(raising feed butcher).
  8. ohiofarmgirl

    ohiofarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    we did our two pigs with a buddy who is an experienced home butcher. we got him a gift certificate for $100 to cover his drive/gas costs (he had a rather long drive). i think my neighbors paid about $30 kill fee plus .30 a pound at a deer processor which was about half of what the local in town butcher charges.

    that sound you hear in the back ground is our pork sausage on the stove....deeeelish!
  9. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2008
    really?..they charge to kill them?..they dont here,last one I had done was like $50,to come get it,kill it,everything,tho I didnt do hams or bacon,I like sidepork better..
  10. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    I just had it priced here in Colorado. It was forty to slaughter and I dont remember the break down but by the time I was out the door with a three hundred pound fat hog. sausage bacon hams which costs quite a bit it was going to be about two hundred fifty bucks. I am a butcher by trade but do not have a cooler. I will do it myself one way or the other. NOt going to spend seven fifty on three pigs.

    sounded like a lot to me

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