shupp farms pasture-raised all natural pork cuts
Raising pigs for meat on a small property is a great way to put some food in your freezer.
100% All Natural pastured pork is leaner and healthier and just tastes better than the 'store-bought' kind.
So, how much meat do you get from your typical pastured porker?
Here's a breakdown of the yield (cuts and quantities) from our research. This analysis will help you plan your freezer space and also help you set prices for your pork.
This example is from an actual pig raised. Your actual yields will vary depending on the breed of the pig, it's weight, and the particular retail cuts you choose.
Estimated live weight at 220 lbs. The abattoir said hanging weight (carcass weight after slaughter with the head removed and carcass cleaned) of 160 lbs.
Here's The Retail Cuts From This Pig:
* Loin (Chops or Roasts) – 30 lbs
* Shoulder (Chops or Roasts) – 12 lbs
* Bacon – 24 lbs
* Hams – 40 lbs
* Picnic Roasts – 10 lbs
* Ribs – 2 lb
* Trim (as Ground Pork or Sausage) – 12 lbs
Total Retail Cuts 130 lbs
(The exact yield of each cut from your personal pig will vary, but this will be very close.)
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