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.Learn More
According to author Denise Minger of Raw Foods SOS, a craving for red meat signifies an iron deficiency. Because the body is lacking iron, it craves the iron in red meat. Minger suggests eating leafy greens or sea vegetables with foods high in vitamin C to enhance iron absorption and stop red meat cravings.Full Answer >
The tri-tip steak comes from the tri-tip roast, which comes from the point where the sirloin meets the round and flank primals. Anatomically, the bottom sirloin is cut from low on the hindquarter, just in front of the hind legs.Full Answer >
Different types of meat include beef, lamb, pork, poultry and wild game. Many of these meats come in different types of cuts that require somewhat different preparation and cooking methods.Full Answer >
The turkeys that are purchased from the store, whether whole, in parts or as ingredients in other products, may be either male or female. Producers have no preference for one gender over the other.Full Answer >