Loudon County 4-H members have 52 show pigs for sale this year. The pigs range in size from 150 to 325 pounds.
The final show will be on Jan. 18th. The pigs will go to slaughter on Jan. 19th
The kid's bought most of the show pigs from breeders in Indiana on Oct. 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 1.85=$463 (This is what the 4-Her receives)
$100-$150 processing fee (This is what Morgan's charges, based on weight)
Total: $593 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).