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Whole & Half Berkshire Hogs

Pasture Raised - Happy & Healthy

R Heritage Farm specializes in raising Berkshire pigs the good old fashioned way…roaming freely year round on organic pasture land. All of our hogs are born, raised, and slaughtered on our farm, and live happy, healthy, stress free lives. Because of our raising practices we focus on the health and well being of each animal instead of mass production,therefore, the number of hogs we produce each year is limited.

 

We sell our hogs whole or by the half to surrounding communities with free delivery to Seattle and the Puget Sound area. Please note we DO NOT SHIP our pork.

How it Works 

Our hogs are raised on open pasture year round, and are sold based on their hanging weight. A deposit is required to reserve either a whole or half hog, and the balance owed will be due at the time of processing. Once the hog has been slaughtered you’ll work directly with our butcher to have the pork cut and packaged to your specifications. When your order is ready you will pick up your pork from the butcher, or if you live in Seattle or the Puget Sound area we will deliver your order to a drop location in the Bellevue/Seattle area.  

Costs 

Our hogs are sold based on their hanging weight plus a flat $50 slaughter fee charged by the processor. The hanging weight is the weight of the carcass after the animal has been eviscerated, and our average hanging weights range between 200-220 lbs, but many factors play into the overall weight of the hog.

 

The butcher's fees are in addition to the actual purchase of the hog, and those fees are approximately $ .63 per pound which includes the fees for smoking, sausage making, etc. These fees  are charged by the butcher, and must be paid directly to them before the order can be picked up.

Current Berkshire Pork Pricing:

$4.00 per pound (hanging weight)

Next Processing: SOLD OUT UNTIL SEPT/OCT 2020

NOTE: We are NOT accepting deposits at this time.

Deposits: 

We require a $300 non-refundable deposit per half hog order and a $500 non-refundable deposit per half hog order. All deposits are applied to the total cost of the hog. If you are interested in ordering a half or whole hog you can place your deposit via Pay Pal (no account required):

 Reserve a Hog:

 

Processing & Packaging

 

 

Estimated Finished Weight

A whole hog will yield approximately 130 – 140 lbs of meat, and a half hog is typically 70 – 80 lbs of meat. There are many variables that play into the actual finished weight such as the size of the pig, and how you choose to have the meat processed and packaged.

 

Note: A whole hog will typically fit into a 5.3 cu ft freezer.

For a half hog order you can roughly estimate you will receive the following:

(Double the weights for a whole hog)

 

10-12 lbs of pork chops (approx. 22-24 1" chops)

3 lbs of spareribs

8-10 lbs ground pork and/or sausage

6-8 lbs bacon

15-18 lb fresh ham

10 lbs picnic shoulder roast 

4-6 lb boston shoulder roast

5 lbs ham hocks or stew bones

8 -10 lbs fat

 1-2 lbs jowls (cheeks)

1.5 lbs feet

Pork Cut Possibilities 

Below is a listing of general options, but we will provide our own recommendations, tips, and other information to help you decide how to have your order cut and packaged. We are always available to answer questions and provide guidance - our goal is to make this a simple and easy process.

 

Shoulders

Bone-In Roasts & Steaks

Boneless Roasts

Used for Sausage and/or Ground Pork

 

Tenderloin

Left Whole or cut into Medallions

 

Loin

Bone-In Pork Chops

Boneless Roast and/or Bone-In Pork Chops

Boneless Pork Chops (includes BBQ ribs)

Country Style Ribs

 

Belly

Bacon (fresh or smoked)

Spareribs and Bacon

 

Hams

Fresh Ham (left whole)

Fresh Ham divided into steaks and roasts

Cured Ham (left whole or divided into roasts)

Used for Sausage

 

Hocks

Fresh or Smoked

Jowls

Bacon (Guanciale) 

Used for Sausage

Fat

Render into lard