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Whole, Half, and Quarter Meat Shares

September 7, 2022

In today's economy, it is becoming more efficient to purchase your meat in bulk. Grocery store prices are only going to increase more and it won't be self sustaining for very long. Not to mention, the scare of meat shortages. When buying your meat in bulk, you are paying a lower price per poundage and you are receiving more cuts, better quality and supporting your local farmers!

Currently, we only have half and whole pork shares available.

We have listed some of the common FAQs below. If you find that you have more questions, please reach out to us through email at edwardsfamilyfarmsnc@gmail.com or call Stacie at (828) 772-5994.

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FAQs

Important definitions:

Live weight - the weight of the animal when it arrives at the processor

Hanging (hot carcass) weight - dressed out weight of the animal. For pigs, this equals about 75% of live weight. This is the weight we use to determine the price for your share.

Yield weight - weight after the livestock has been cut into various packages. This is what you will take home. This is approximately 60-70% of hanging weight.

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About pork shares:

For a Whole Pork Share Deposit, click here.

For a Half Hog Share Deposit, click here.

What are pork shares?

Pork shares are a convenient way to purchase your pork cuts in bulk. When you consider the cost of buying 100+ pounds of pork at the individual cut prices, the savings can add up quick.

How much pork can I order?

We offer whole shares and half shares. If you believe this might be too much for you, many of our customers choose to go in on a share with family and/or friends.

How much do pork shares cost?

Currently our pork share prices are $7.00-9.00 per pound based on hanging weight. Please understand that we reserve the right to change our prices at any time without any notice due to the ever changing price in the economy.

When can I purchase a pork share?

Our next pork share harvest date is scheduled for October 5th, 2022. 

How do I reserve my pork share?

Choose from a whole hog or half hog share from the drop down above. Whole hog shares require a $100.00 deposit and half hog shares require a $50.00 deposit. All deposits are non-refundable unless an unforeseen circumstance occurs on our end. This deposit will go towards the total cost of your share. Deposits are required in order to reserve your hog share.

What cut packages do you offer for pork shares?

You can find the different cut packages we offer here.

How much pork will I take home?

This harvest, our pigs weigh approximately 175-200 pounds (live weight) at the time of harvest. This means the hanging weight is approximately 130-150 lbs. Once processed, the yield weight (what you take home) will be approximately 75-100 lbs for a full share and 40-50 lbs for a half share. Please keep in mind that poundage will vary because every animal is built differently. 

Where can I learn more about the different pork cuts?

We have a full blog post dedicated to explaining different pork cuts. You can find the post here.

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About beef shares:

We do not have beef shares available at this time.

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About our processor and other fees:

Which processor do we use?

We use Pinnacle Meats for our processor for our shares. Pinnacle Meats is located at 1201 McEntire Rd., Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

Who pays the processing fees at the butcher?

The customer. We have it set this way because processing fees can vary depending on which pork cut packages you choose. Processing fees for our selected butcher are currently $0.95 per pound of hanging weight, plus a harvest fee of $85.00/hog. These prices can change at any time per the butcher. We do our best to keep up with these changes.

Are there any other fees?

To have your meat cured (what you normally find in the grocery store), our butcher charges $2.00/lb. If you prefer sausage links or patties, there is a $1.00/lb fee.

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Other questions:

What happens after I pay my deposit?

We will email you with further instructions and you will then choose which pork cut packages you prefer for your share.

When will I know the final price of my share?

Since price is based off of (hot carcass) hanging weight, the butcher will contact us with the weight and we will contact you for final payment.

When is my full payment due?

Full payment is due before picking up your meat or delivery.

Will I need a freezer?

We highly recommend investing in a freezer (more than one is recommended). Keep in mind that 1 cubic foot of space will hold approximately 35 pounds of meat.

How do I get my meat home?

You will pick up your finished product from our butcher within 24 hours of being ready.

Do you offer delivery?

Yes, we can deliver within 100 miles of the farm for an extra fee. It is required that you are present when your share is delivered. Our current delivery rate is $1.75 per mile from our butcher's location. These rates are subject to change at any time without prior notice. 

I have more questions, who do I contact?

You can send us an email at edwardsfamilyfarmsnc@gmail.com or give Stacie a call at 828-772-5994.







Last updated: 9/2022

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