Buying a Pig for Your Freezer
Here at Bear Paw Ranch we offer full grown pigs ready for slaughter. As a buyer you have your choice of a purebred Berkshire or a Berkshire/Duroc Cross. The meat of both breeds of pig is delicious, however the distinguishing factor is the Berkshires have marbled meat (fat in the muscle) and the Berkshire/Duroc cross will have less marbling, but more meat since the Duroc Crosses grow a bit faster.
Pigs are slaughtered at about 250 lbs., which is usually 7 months of age. Buying a grown pig at our ranch costs $600. We also sell half pigs at $300 and quarters at $175.
$100 - Purchase of the pig
$450 - Feeding/Care of pig for 7 months
$50 - Transportation to and from slaughterhouse
$600 - Total
**The cost of the pig does not include the actual processing fee, this is charged to the buyer exactly as the slaughter house charges. Estimate a fee of $1/ lb. of live weight, so approximately $250.
How We Charge:
We accept cash, check, money order, and all credit cards. Please let us know if you are interested in making a payment arrangement, we work out all sorts of things!
Freezer: before & after
Freezer Door: before & after