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What is a hog's price per pound?

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As of 2014, the average price per pound for a butchered whole hog ranges from $2.30 to $3.50 per pound. The cost for purchasing half of a hog is around $4 per pound.

Pricing is based on the final hanging weight of the hog carcass, which is typically 180 to 190 pounds. Farms that sell hog carcasses commonly charge additional fees for harvesting the animal. The slaughter fee ranges from $55 to $100. Cutting and wrapping fees can cost $150 or more. Standard commercial cuts include bacon, ham and ham steaks. In addition, buyers can request ground pork. If the meat is delivered, a delivery fee is typically charged.

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