Do you like good fresh pork, ham, sausage or pork chops? If so, here's your opportunity! Loudon County 4-H members have 39 show pigs for sale this year. The pigs range in size from 200 to 325 pounds. The final show will be on Jan. 20th. The meat will be ready for your freezer around the end of January.

The kid's bought most of the show pigs from breeders in Indiana on Sept. 22. 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) $100 processing fee (This is roughly what Morgan's charges) 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, Extension Director

Loudon County Extension Service

(865) 458-5612