Half Hog Deposit


We offer whole and half hogs with customized processing through a local butcher. Our hogs are processed when they reach a hoof weight of between 200-275 lbs which is usually achieved within 6-8 months of birth. 

Our pricing structure is based on hanging weight which is typically 70% of the hoof weight. Let’s take an average weight for example: a hog that weighs 240 lbs will have a hanging weight of around 168 lbs. Depending on the cuts you select, you will receive about 70% of the hanging weight in processed pork products. That would be about 120-140 lbs for a whole hog and about 60-70 lbs for a half hog. 

Foster Farmstead Fee – We charge $4.75 per pound of hanging weight and you pay us directly. To reserve your half hog, we require a $75 deposit that goes toward your balance due at processing.

Butcher Fee – Our butcher custom processes your hog in the way that you want. Each processed pork product varies in price so this allows our customers to have the cuts they desire and manage the cost in a way that suits their family or budget. Each customer communicates their desired cuts to the butcher and pays them directly for processing. Depending on your selection of cuts, this could cost around $100-$150 for a half hog. Once your cuts are ready for pickup, the butcher will arrange a time with you to pick them up.

Below is an example of approximate cost for a hog weighing 240 lbs. Please note that some hogs will weigh more, some may weigh less. This example is an average estimate and not a guarantee.

Hoof weight 240 lbs
Hanging weight 168 lbs/2 = 84 lbs
84 lbs x $4.75 = $399 (Foster Farmstead Fee)
Approx. Processing fee = +$125 (Butcher Fee)
Total for half hog with processing = $524 for 60-70 lbs of pork

**It is important to note that these are estimates to simply provide our customers with an idea of cost. The total cost will not be known until we are given the hanging weight from the butcher and you have selected your cuts.

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