Our hogs are Tamworths — a heritage breed that originated in central England. Tamworth pigs first arrived in North America in 1882. They are a hardy breed that are meant to forage in the great outdoors. They are highly sought after for their great-tasting, lean meat.
We raise our hogs on pasture. Our pigs’ forager diet is supplemented with a mix of organic grains and legumes sourced from Cashton Farm Supply located near La Crosse, Wisconsin.
You can read more about the Tamworth breed here.
About Our Pork Shares
We sell our pork as whole and half shares. We price our pork shares at $3.50 per pound (hanging weight) plus butchering fees, which cost around $150 per half share. Typical half-share hanging weight is around 100–115 lbs. This means a 105-lb half share will cost approximately $515.
In order to sell pork in the state of Wisconsin, it must be butchered at a USDA-inspected facility. Your pork share will be butchered and available for pick-up from Geiss Meats in Merrill, Wisconsin. Local delivery will be available on a limited basis for an additional fee.
Please contact us to reserve your pasture-raised pork share. Each share requires a $150 deposit.
What comes in my box?
Following is an example of the types of cuts and quantities you should expect from your half-share. We aim for a hanging weight of at least 100 lbs per half-share. Our butcher will guide you through selecting your cuts, trim options (e.g., brats, bacon, ground pork, breakfast sausages, etc.) and their packaging. We can also make arrangements post-processing if you would prefer to butcher your half-share yourself.
Hanging weight = 106 lbs
Total packaged-meat weight: 77.25 lbs
Selected Trim options were brats and ground pork
2 hams: Average weight 9.5 lbs
10 packages of ¾” pork chops (packaged in 2s): Average weight 1.4 lbs per package
2 picnic roasts: Average weight 2.4 lbs
2 packages of ¾” pork steaks (packaged in 2s): Average weight 1.8 lbs per package
Spareribs: 2.60 lbs
Butt roast: 2.05 lbs
7 packages of brats (6 brats per package): Average weight 1.55 lbs per package
10 packages of bacon: total of 9.55 lbs of bacon
11 packages of ground pork: 11 lbs (1 lb per package)