Our heritage Berkshire pigs are raised outdoors on rotational pastures, where they can graze, root through the dirt and wallow in their self-made mud holes, and sunbathe! The pastures are a mixture of legumes such as grass, clover, radishes, and rye. We pride ourselves in producing both happy pigs and quality flavorful meat.
What It Costs
We sell our Berkshire hogs whole or by the half as well as individual cuts. Price is determined by hanging weight, which is the weight of the carcass after the skin, head, hooves and non-usable organs are removed. This figure is usually 60% of the body weight. The hanging weight of our hogs will be around 200 lbs.
Fees paid to Fischer Family Farm
Estimated cost for whole hog (200lbs hanging weight x $3/lb) …………….$600.00
Estimated cost for half hog (100lbs hanging weight x $3/lb)………………..$300.00
Fees paid to Butcher (Baraboo Meat Market)
Processing Kill Charge:
You can expect to pay an additional $140/whole hog or $70/half hog to the butcher for processing and curing, depending on your choice of cuts and processing.
For a half hog order you can roughly estimate you will receive the following:
10-12 lbs of pork chops
3 lbs of spareribs
8-10 lbs ground pork and/or sausage
8-10 lbs bacon
15 lb fresh ham
10 lbs picnic shoulder roast
4-6 lb boston shoulder roast
5 lbs ham hocks or stew bones (great for soup, stew, or dogs)
1-2 lb jowl
1.5 lbs feet
A few things to consider when purchasing whole/half pig:
When calculating freezer space, allow for 1 cubic foot/30-35 lbs of meat. (A whole pork requires 4-5 cubic feet.) Chest freezers generally utilize space better than upright freezers.
When ordering you can easily package the meat to accommodate the size of your family. All meat is frozen at the butcher and heat sealed, (vacuum packaging is an option). Each type of cut is labeled on the packaging.
The price is based on the hanging weight of the pig, not live weight.
If a half/whole pig is a little more than you need, we also offer individual cuts. Click HERE for individual cuts pricing.