|Sent on:||Thursday, November 17, 2011 12:18 PM|
I spoke with the farmer's today and have answered most of your questions.
1. There are currently 3 pigs available for sale as half or whole animals. Their hanging weights are: 179, 195 & 205 lbs. Typically finished weight is 70-90% of hanging weight. My best guess is 75-80% yield.
2. Fees are as follows: $2.75/lb hanging weight for your meat (half or whole), slaughter fee is $45 per animal (so if you get a half -- your fee will be half that), Cutting fee is $.80/lb for a whole $.85/lb for a half animal hanging weight; smoking, linking, & sausage fee is $1/lb, Slicing fee is $.50/lb.
3. Your pig will be delivered to you (assuming you live in NYC) on Saturday December 10th. Since you are ordering such a large quantity, the farmer's will deliver directly to your doorstep.
4. Butchering choices:
5 The pigs are set to be slaughtered and cut on Monday and Tuesday. If you would like to purchase a half or whole pig, please let me know your butchering preferences by Sunday evening so I can get them to the farmer's by first thing Monday morning. I will need advance payment to ensure I can pay the farmer's in advance.
Please email me: [address removed] with any questions. I will get back to you ASAP.
The farmers will be out of touch over the weekend -- so I will do my best to answer all your questions.