Ham And More

Do you like good fresh pork, ham, sausage or pork chops? If so, here's your opportunity! Loudon County 4-H members have 45 show pigs for sale this year. The pigs range in size from 175 to 325 pounds. The final show will be on Jan. 21st. The pigs will go to slaughter on Jan. 26th.

The kid's bought most of the show pigs from breeders in Indiana on Sept. 14. The pigs have been on full feed since then. So they should yield top quality pork.

A 250 pound pig will give you about 175 pounds of meat. We have most of the pigs processed at Morgan's in Madisonville.

Here's the price breakdown for an average 250 pound pig:

   250 lb. X 1.75=$438 (This is what the 4-Her receives)
   $100 processing fee (This is what Morgan's charges)
   Total: $538 for an average 250 pound pig.
   Smaller pigs would cost less and larger pigs would be more.

If you are interested in purchasing 1/2 or a whole hog, contact me at 458-5612 (office) or 250-8312 (cell). If you know anyone else who might be interested, please let them or us know.

Below is a photo of the Loudon County 4-Hers and two of the champion pigs they are showing this year.

Front Row: Cassie McConkey, Hannah Koeshall, Miriam Koeshall, Charlie
Brewster, Molly Brewster, Cody Hill, Cana Massey, & Will Brown.
Back Row: Colleen Brown, Leslie Eubanks, Morgan Cox, Daniel Stafford, Gage
Goddard, Dillon Disney, Eric Anderson & Derek Snoderly.
Not Pictured: Landon Disney, Greer Goddard, Cody Hamilton, Andrew Richesin,
Sam Koeshall & Jacob Richesin.

Thank-You for supporting the youth of Loudon County!

John J. Goddard, Extension Director
Loudon County Extension Service
(865) 458-5612