Pork Anyone?


Dear Friends,

Do you like good fresh pork, ham, sausage or pork chops? If so, here's your opportunity!

Loudon County 4-H members have 40 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. 24th.

The kid's bought most of the show pigs from breeders in Indiana in October. 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 $2.00=$500 (This is what the 4-Her receives)

Roughly $100 +/- processing fee (This is what Morgan's charges, based on weight)($30 head plus $.40/lb. Dressed wt.=Avg. 74% of live weight)

Total: $600 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).

John J. Goddard

Loudon County Extension
100 River Road-Suite 112
Loudon, TN 37774