Please e-mail us to receive our “Whole and Half Pork Buying Guide”, which further details the process of reserving a whole or half hog.
Once you have enjoyed our heritage breed pork, you will have a hard time going back to anything else! Our Hereford pigs spend year round outside enjoying all that our 40 acre farm has to offer. We strive to have our hogs in our pasture edged woods as much of the year as possible. Here they can forage on the tender new shoots, nuts from the trees, and treats they root up. They can also relax in the shade of the woods, bask in the sun in the pasture, or cool off in the pools they form in the ravines. During the months when water tanks freeze, they reside in an open air hoop near our homestead. Here they have room to run, deep bedding to lay in or root up, and plenty of fresh air and sunshine to continue enjoying. With the treats and plentiful forages that they find in the woodlot and pasture, and with their on farm, custom mixed non-GMO rations that contain no antibiotics, hormones, or animal byproducts, they grow into healthy, happy, and tasty pigs!
2019 Cost of Whole or Half Hog
The price we charge for the animal is $2.75/lb hanging weight for a whole hog and $3.00/lb hanging weight for a half hog. Processing fees start around 65¢/lb hanging weight, depending on the types of cuts selected and the locker chosen. The average hanging weight for our hogs is around 180. (Hanging weight is figured after the initial butchering process.)
Processing and Pick Up
We are currently working with Story City Locker and Milo Locker to provide our customers with different processing options and locations. A brief description of each locker, along with a pricing breakdown for processing costs can be obtained by requesting our complete buying guide.
We will deliver your hog to your choice of Story City Locker or Milo Locker on your scheduled processing date. After receiving the hanging weight of your hog from the locker, we will send you an invoice for the price of the hog. This will be payable to Crooked Gap Farm. Once your hog has been paid for and processing is complete (about 2-3 weeks after the processing date), you will receive notification of when you can pick up your pork from the locker. When you pick up your pork, the processing payment to the locker will be due. (Please note that lockers charge storage fees after 2 weeks of storage.)
The amount of meat you will receive will depend on the weight of the individual hog and the types of cuts you choose. Some customers receive up to 90-95% of the hanging weight when they take advantage of the whole hog. The following is an example of the meat received from one whole hog order. Don’t let this example limit you though. With our additional cut choices, the combinations are endless!
Breakfast Sausage 5.44 lbs Loin Roasts 7.36 lbs Soup Bones 9.64 lbs
Italian Sausage 5.44 lbs Tenderloins 8.34 lbs Lard 18.71 lbs
Ground Pork 6.36 lbs Iowa Chops 8.68 lbs Leaf Lard 2.13 lbs
Shoulder Roasts 15.30 lbs Butterfly Chops 6.34 lbs Fresh Jowl 4.23 lbs
Cottage Bacon 10.94 lbs Ribs 7.60 lbs Heart .55 lbs
Ham Steaks 15.70 lbs Bacon 11.54 lbs Liver 2.46 lbs
Sandwich Ham 10.70 lbs Cured Ham Hocks 8.86 lbs
Visit our blog, Crooked Gap Farm – The Recipe Box, for photos and recipes for our products.