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Pig Question
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JIMWTX    Posted 01-14-2003 at 11:30:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The other day, I took in a 206 lb pig to have processed into all breakfast sausage and pork roast. I called a few minutes ago and they told me that I was getting back 64 lbs of sausage. My question is how many pork roast do you get out of a pig. How much should they weigh? I'm just trying to make sure I get all my pig back. Thanks.

Ron/PA    Posted 01-14-2003 at 13:07:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Jim,
A 70% return is about as good as you can expect. If you have already have nearly half of your return in sausage, the rest will depend on the instructions you gave the butcher for the roasts.
If you still get 2 shoulder roasts, 2 fresh hams, and the loin's (which are roasts that can be sliced for chop) I would think you will come out alright. But you should be able to tell after you weigh all the returned meat.

Good Lord!    Posted 01-14-2003 at 12:33:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, that depends on how much you will get total, not just sausage. The total lean yield should be around 62-69 percent, but can vary widely depending on husbandry, and whether you fasted the pig before slaughter. In other words, if most of the meat is boned you should get back a total of approximately 130-140 pounds. Ive sent 180-200 lb hogs to process and received as little as 90 lbs and as much as 130 lbs. of "cut and wrapped" back. Go figure.

daphne esparza    Posted 01-14-2003 at 12:18:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
it doesn't sound like your getting all your meat..from previous experience i think you should get about 130-150 pounds of meat...

JIM WTX    Posted 01-14-2003 at 12:55:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yea, I'm gonna be upset if I don't get back at least 90 to 100 lbs of meat.

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