With an early reservation, we will deliver your hog to the processor of your choice within 50 minutes of Stromsburg NE. Processing fees will vary depending on which butcher you choose and what you have done. Processing fees range from about $30 to $225 for a whole hog. Click processing fees for more details. Average cost per pound with processing is about $3.16. This is an excellent price for this quality meat! We may be able to work out something to provide delivery of your hog, to your home, upon request. We will work with you to make sure the whole process is easy and efficient. We will raise up the hogs to 250 to 275 pounds. The processing weight will be around 175 to 200 pounds. We are expecting 150 to 175 pounds of meat. This doesn’t include your marrow and pork neck bones, and fat for making lard. At times we will have piglets for sale ranging from $75 to $175. Please email or call us for availability or with any questions. Thanks!
How We Raise Our Pastured Hogs
We are raising pure bred berkshires and 1/2 berkshire crosses. The berkshire is known for it’s exceptional flavor, hardiness, and grazing instinct. Our hogs are raised on pasture and fed a natural diet of GMO free corn, peas, alfalfa hay, scraps from our garden, milk when available, organic apple cider vinegar, and kelp. We DO NOT feed meat scraps or animal byproducts of any kind. All of these things add to the cost of raising the hogs, but we won’t sacrifice quality to deliver a cheaper product. The pigs enjoy rooting around and expressing their natural pigness. We occasionally move them to a new area and are working to move them more frequently. Our pigs are raised humanely living a comfortable, happy life. We never shock our pigs and we do not dock tails, cut teeth, or put rings in the nose of our pigs.We raise them from the beginning so that we have complete control from start to finish.
Our corn is raised by our neighbor. He is in the transition phase of his organic certification, and goes beyond the organic standards using turkey manure for fertilizer, and no herbicides or chemicals. We also feed organic peas from our food coop and we are currently looking for a local source for this. They will also receive alfalfa hay that we raise ourselves with no chemicals or artificial fertilizer. We only use compost and rotational grazing to naturally fertilize our land. The Thorvin Kelp is a natural supplement that comes from minerals dissolved in ocean water and contains over 60 vitamins, minerals, and amino acids in a readily available form, including iodine. Our pigs are on a natural deworming program including apple cider vinegar, diatomaceous earth (which consists of the fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae), and pumpkins.