OMG that pig meat is GOOD!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by hatchaholic, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    We butchered our first three pigs before Thanksgiving. We went this past weekend and picked up the meat. As soon as we got home, we came straight inside and cooked some bacon, sausage, and fresh eggs. OMG!!! [​IMG] That was the best pork I have ever eaten. I've always heard that the meat you raise yourself tastes better, but I never believed it would be THAT much better!!

    Anybody that has been considering raising a pig for meat really should do it. Definately worth the time, work, and money. [​IMG]
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Can you send me some ham??? I LOVE ham!

    Glad it worked out well for you and enjoy!!
     
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Yah, it's worth it.
    The kids LOVE and I mean LOOOOVEEE our pork we raised.
     
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I love the bacon my uncle has made. Nothing like it in the store [​IMG]
     
  5. CrowinKing

    CrowinKing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me and my dad have been raising our own beef and hogs almost my whole life and it's 100 times better then store bought meats!
     
  6. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm there with ya on that...we get our sausage from a family friend that butchers his hogs every fall/winter. I have 10lbs of fresh sausage in my freezer right now and more on the way! I can't even eat the store bought sausage now.
     
  7. Verboten

    Verboten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Congratulations!

    I have been hesitant about raising a couple hogs and having them butchered (I don’t have the equipment or expertise to do it myself) for fear of not getting the same animal back from the butcher (past family/friends experience that I believe true). An unscrupulous butcher could treat someone with just a few animals however he feels without any real threat of legal damages or to their main business. There are very few real butchers where I live, perhaps in an area with more they would be more concerned with reputation/competition. I think would just go nuts to go through all of the expense and effort just to have it basically stolen.
     
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I spend the entire winter in a bacon induced coma. The winter months are all about eating the pig.
     
  9. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:That's how it is here too. [​IMG] We thought about not raising pigs next year and then we got our meat back from the butcher and we talked about what fools we would be if we didn't raise them in 09. I think the kids would riot. [​IMG]
     
  10. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I ate bacon till I literally couldn't eat another bite. Can't wait to try the pork chops!! At first, the girls said they couldn't eat their piggies, but all it took was one bite. They're hooked, too!

    Verboten - we had some of the same worries. However, the processor we use is very good. His place is USDA inspected, and he is one of the few, if not the only, in the state that uses a CO2 chamber to slaughter. Much more humane than electricity.
     

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