Monday, March 2, 2020

Red Wattle Half Hogs Available for 2020



We have just a few red wattle half hogs left this spring.  Message Suzanne on Facebook or at holevoetfarms@gmail.com and we can get reserved for you the best pork cuts at the best price of the year.

For whole and half hogs, we are asking $2.50 per pound hanging weight to Holevoet Farms.  Then the processor will typically charge between $1.00 and $1.50 per pound on average depending on cuts.  This puts the final cost on the order of $3.50 to $4.00 per pound, which is competitive with commercial pork but you get a much tastier, more nutritious pasture raised hog.  A slower grown heritage breed will usually have a darker color and much more flavor than conventional pork.  Pork was once something besides "the other white meat."  It still is, among small producers.

We typically use Reason's Locker in Buffalo Prairie, Illinois and have done so for years.  If you have another processor within driving distance that you prefer, we'd be happy to talk about details with you.

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