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BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:39 am
by skyhightree1
What are hogs bringing in your area either private sale or at the barn?

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:20 am
by RanchMan90

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:25 am
by skyhightree1
RanchMan90 wrote:https://texaspork.org/market-report/


Thanks.. Yall stop selling pigs in April ?

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:28 am
by skyhightree1
14 Hog Low $ 38.00 High $ 64.00 Avg $ 55.29

that's what one of our barns did they didn't sell any at the one I usually go too to give updated info. private sale is normally 1.00 per lb and if they hire you to dress it about 50-75 more

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:33 pm
by sim.-ang.king
$15-25 for weaners
$40-50 for feeders
$.55-.68 for live hogs
$.67 .75" back fat 210# carcass
$175 240# pink breeding gilts
$150 240# marked breeding gilts

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:40 pm
by RanchMan90
skyhightree1 wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote:https://texaspork.org/market-report/


Thanks.. Yall stop selling pigs in April ?

That's the latest report I could find find. Prices still similar. I've put them on the back burner til I can find a niche market for them.

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:48 pm
by skyhightree1
Nice... I truly do not want to keep hogs all year round but may have an opportunity to raise them for a local BBQ restaurant and would need too. Main problem I am facing is not just the quantity but the pricing they want to pay. I am trying to figure pricing and see if I can come to a middle ground. I have no issues selling the ones I buy and raise for private sales. I do not want the additional work to keep them year round and if I do that it has to be worth my while.

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:33 pm
by BK9954
Last ones I bought were averaging in the high .50's. I have am trying to get into meat market here, a lot of Mexicans buy half hogs, not whole. I just need to sell the other half. I need to beat the meat market price. Lots of taco trucks and taqeria's. If I don't do private sales and only sell at the auction it's pennies on the dollar after fuel and commissions.

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:28 pm
by slick4591
If I hadn't torn the old barn down that had the pens in I'd be raising Berkshires and selling to the yuppy restaurants in the city. You already know they'll pay thru the nose for all natural tagged stuff. Friend does it and swears it pays really well.

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:36 pm
by Son of Butch
local sale barn prices
60 lb feeder pigs $39 - $47.50 hd
butcher hogs 220-250 lbs 45-50 cents lb (but usually only a few butcher hogs sell each week)

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:22 pm
by Allenw
Good marketing goes a long ways, http://sugarmtnfarm.com/products/pork/, this guy is a mod over on homesteading today. What ever you do don't sell to them at commodity prices, your a small farmer, selling a locally produced product, raised in a human way.

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:11 pm
by skyhightree1
slick4591 wrote:If I hadn't torn the old barn down that had the pens in I'd be raising Berkshires and selling to the yuppy restaurants in the city. You already know they'll pay thru the nose for all natural tagged stuff. Friend does it and swears it pays really well.


They will pay

BK9954 wrote:Last ones I bought were averaging in the high .50's. I have am trying to get into meat market here, a lot of Mexicans buy half hogs, not whole. I just need to sell the other half. I need to beat the meat market price. Lots of taco trucks and taqeria's. If I don't do private sales and only sell at the auction it's pennies on the dollar after fuel and commissions.


Bk we talked before about the private sales I do where they can pick their own hog and process it themselves or I deliver to the butcher. I do not do halves especially on a hog they are not that huge like a beef and I don't want to have to store or find an additional person to take the half. I escape alot of rules by selling the live animal then if they need help processing them they can pay me as a person to help them clean THEIR pig. I rarely do that because most people process their own I provide scald tanks and places to hang and a table for cutting their meat on.

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:12 pm
by Workinonit Farm
skyhightree1 wrote:
slick4591 wrote:If I hadn't torn the old barn down that had the pens in I'd be raising Berkshires and selling to the yuppy restaurants in the city. You already know they'll pay thru the nose for all natural tagged stuff. Friend does it and swears it pays really well.


They will pay

BK9954 wrote:Last ones I bought were averaging in the high .50's. I have am trying to get into meat market here, a lot of Mexicans buy half hogs, not whole. I just need to sell the other half. I need to beat the meat market price. Lots of taco trucks and taqeria's. If I don't do private sales and only sell at the auction it's pennies on the dollar after fuel and commissions.


Bk we talked before about the private sales I do where they can pick their own hog and process it themselves or I deliver to the butcher. I do not do halves especially on a hog they are not that huge like a beef and I don't want to have to store or find an additional person to take the half. I escape alot of rules by selling the live animal then if they need help processing them they can pay me as a person to help them clean THEIR pig. I rarely do that because most people process their own I provide scald tanks and places to hang and a table for cutting their meat on.


When you sell, what are the weights on the hogs, at that point?

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:34 pm
by skyhightree1
Workinonit Farm wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
slick4591 wrote:If I hadn't torn the old barn down that had the pens in I'd be raising Berkshires and selling to the yuppy restaurants in the city. You already know they'll pay thru the nose for all natural tagged stuff. Friend does it and swears it pays really well.


They will pay

BK9954 wrote:Last ones I bought were averaging in the high .50's. I have am trying to get into meat market here, a lot of Mexicans buy half hogs, not whole. I just need to sell the other half. I need to beat the meat market price. Lots of taco trucks and taqeria's. If I don't do private sales and only sell at the auction it's pennies on the dollar after fuel and commissions.


Bk we talked before about the private sales I do where they can pick their own hog and process it themselves or I deliver to the butcher. I do not do halves especially on a hog they are not that huge like a beef and I don't want to have to store or find an additional person to take the half. I escape alot of rules by selling the live animal then if they need help processing them they can pay me as a person to help them clean THEIR pig. I rarely do that because most people process their own I provide scald tanks and places to hang and a table for cutting their meat on.


When you sell, what are the weights on the hogs, at that point?


I will sell 50#lbs up to a 700lb boars... If the question was for me. If not I apologize

Re: BK9954 or other pig producers

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:57 pm
by Workinonit Farm
skyhightree1 wrote:
Workinonit Farm wrote:
When you sell, what are the weights on the hogs, at that point?


I will sell 50#lbs up to a 700lb boars... If the question was for me. If not I apologize


Yes, the question was for you. :) How many of your 'customers', who want a killing hog, want 50 lb and 700 lb?

In the past, most people I sold to, wanted 350 to 400 lb. A few preferred 200 to 250 lb. I had a few buy some in the 60 to 80 lb range, for pig roasts, the preference being 70 lb.