Pork Share Deposit

Pork Share Deposit

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Reserve your pork share!

Whole Hog Share Deposit* $150.00
Half Hog Share Deposit* $75.00

*Non-refundable deposit (unless unforeseen circumstances occur on our end) goes towards total cost of meat

All prices are based off the hanging weight (dead weight) of the animal. You will take home approximately 60-70% of the hanging weight in finished meat for a pig.

 

Important definitions
Live weight - the weight of the animal when it arrives at the processor
Hanging 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.

 

FAQs

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. How much do pork shares cost?
      Currently our pork share prices are
      $5.75/lb for a whole share and
      $6.00/lb for a half share based on hanging weight.
      We reserve the right to change our prices at any time without any notice due to the ever changing price of feed and the economy.

    4. When can I purchase a pork share?
      Out next harvest date is set for February 24, 2022.

    5. 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 $150.00 deposit and half hog shares require a $75.00 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.

    6. Who pays the processing fees at the butcher?
      You do. 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 $0.75 per pound of hanging weight, plus a harvest fee of $75.00/hog. These prices can change at any time per the butcher. We do our best to keep up with these changes.

    7. 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.

    8. What cut packages do you offer?
      You can find the different cut packages we offer here.

    9. 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.

    10. When will I know the final price of my share?
      Since price is based off of hanging weight, the butcher will contact us with the weight and we will contact you for final payment.

    11. When is my full payment due?
      Full payment is due before picking up your meat or delivery.

    12. Will I need a freezer?
      We highly recommend investing in a freezer. Keep in mind that 1 cubic foot of space will hold approximately 35 pounds of meat.

    13. How much pork will I take home?
      Our pigs weigh approximately 230-300 pounds of live weight at the time of harvest. This means the hanging weight is approximately 180-200 lbs. Once processed, the yield weight (what you take home) will be approximately 125 lbs for a full share and 60 lbs for a half share. Please keep in mind that poundage will vary because every animal is built differently. 

    14. 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.

    15. How do I get my meat home?
      You will pick up your finished product at our farm. We deliver and pick up the meat from the butcher to ensure your share was cut and packaged exactly as requested. Due to limited freezer space on our farm, it is required that your order be picked up the day we bring it back from the butcher. If your order is not picked up within 6 hours of arrival, we will charge a storage fee of $50 a day.

    16. Do you offer delivery?
      Yes, we can deliver within 50 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 $1.10 per mile from our farm location.

    17. I have more questions, who do I contact?
      You can send us an email at edwardsfamilyfarmsc@gmail.com or give Stacie a call at 828-772-5994.