What you need to know...
All of our hogs are raised right on our ND family farm, along the mighty Red River. We take great pride in raising our animals with their health and safety in mind, providing a better meat product for our customers.
Farm-raised pork is worth every penny! Not only is there a taste difference in local farm-raised pork, but there is also a price difference. When buying from a local farmer, it is not uncommon to pay a little more than in the grocery store. When you buy local, you are helping to support a local family, who then keeps their money local! We all win!
Want Pork? Here's how it works...
Decide how much pork you want AND how much you have room for. Believe it or not, a half hog won't fit in your small kitchen freezer! You will most likely need access to a deep freezer or larger upright freezer. Depending on the size of the hog and how you have it processed, your take-home meat may only be about 70% of the live weight. HERE is a great guide on how live weight breaks down into take-home meat weight. On average, our hogs are taken in for butcher around 250-350 lbs live weight, which equates to approx. 175-250 lbs hanging weight for a whole hog.
Deposit: All reservations require a $50 deposit per hog for all whole/live hogs, and a $25 deposit per hog for all half hogs. This deposit guarantees our customers a reserved whole/half/live hog and a custom butcher appointment at our butcher of choice. If purchasing a half hog, you DON'T need to find someone to buy the other half...we take care of that! Once a reservation is made, we will send an invoice via email for payment. This deposit will be applied to the Hog Balance Due. Reservations will only be honored once the deposit payment is made.
Hog Balance Due: When purchasing a hog from our farm, you are purchasing the animal provided for butcher. Every customer has the right to examine the hog upon request. Since we do not butcher the animals we raise, we rely on a local butcher to process the meat for our customers. In other words, you pay us for the animal and then pay the butcher for the processing (more on butcher costs below). Our farm-raised pork is $1.25/lb live weight.
Custom Butcher Payment: All costs associated with processing the hog will be the responsibility of the customer and will be paid directly to the butcher. For our 2021 butchers, we will be bringing all hogs to Manock Meats in Great Bend, ND (701-545-7513). At the time of harvest, the butcher will be provided with your name/number and he will contact you directly to ask how you would like the hog processed.
If you reserve a whole hog, you do have the option of choosing your own butcher. The butcher must be within 60 miles of our farm, and you must set up your own butcher appointment; we will handle the transportation.
Still have questions?? No problem - Contact Us!
Make your reservation TODAY!! We are a small family farm and only have butcher hogs available once a year!
<<<<< Use the reservation form to the left to get farm-raised pork!!