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Re: Pork prices going up in my area

Post by skyhightree1 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:22 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:I wonder if the NC floods have anything to do with the market change?


I doubt it it's not like we had alot of loss yet
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Re: Pork prices going up in my area

Post by backhoeboogie » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:03 am

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mwj wrote:Cheap hogs here have filled all of the locker bookings. If you home kill you are OK, but you will have a very hard time getting a custom kill. Deer season opens soon and that will make things even more hectic.


Breaking down a hog is pretty easy


That I have done - a lot. It is curing ham and bacon that I don't know how to do.
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Re: Pork prices going up in my area

Post by skyhightree1 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:27 pm

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mwj wrote:Cheap hogs here have filled all of the locker bookings. If you home kill you are OK, but you will have a very hard time getting a custom kill. Deer season opens soon and that will make things even more hectic.


Breaking down a hog is pretty easy


That I have done - a lot. It is curing ham and bacon that I don't know how to do.


I think you all are a lot warmer there so curing a country ham would be hard without a cool place. Bacon can be done in the fridge pretty easy though. You can do city hams in a 5 gallon bucket if there not huge and can get it in a cooler or fridge.
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Post by backhoeboogie » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:04 pm

We have a couple of "utility" refrigerators. I wrap deer quarters is a sheet for a couple of days before I cut it up. They go in one of those refrigerators. Putting a ham or three in wouldn't be a problem.

I could probably get on U-Tube and sort it out. Problem is the person doing the teaching could be an idiot. You see that all the time with various projects.
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Post by backhoeboogie » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:04 pm

I would like to know the trick of the trade.
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Post by backhoeboogie » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:07 pm

An old man told me once that he was going to teach me to sugar cure a ham. He said sugar cure was much better eating than salt cure. The old fellow passed on before I learned. I used to go help him cut 150 or so pigs when the time was right. All I really did was catch and hold back then.
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Post by skyhightree1 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:22 pm

backhoeboogie wrote:An old man told me once that he was going to teach me to sugar cure a ham. He said sugar cure was much better eating than salt cure. The old fellow passed on before I learned. I used to go help him cut 150 or so pigs when the time was right. All I really did was catch and hold back then.


Sugar cure isn't really a thing what he was speaking of is adding sugar as part of the curing ingredients. I do that I'll send you a good link that is basically what I do. Do you have a smoker or smoke house?
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Post by skyhightree1 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:39 pm

backhoeboogie wrote:I would like to know the trick of the trade.


https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/458/458-223/458-223.html
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Re: Pork prices going up in my area

Post by jltrent » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:39 am

Those piglets have a lot of energy. I tried to count them until I got dizzy and gave up.

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Post by skyhightree1 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:26 pm

jltrent wrote:Those piglets have a lot of energy. I tried to count them until I got dizzy and gave up.

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:lol2: :lol2: I guess that's how they keep the fat off todays hogs
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Re: Pork prices going up in my area

Post by Ebenezer » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:31 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
backhoeboogie wrote:An old man told me once that he was going to teach me to sugar cure a ham. He said sugar cure was much better eating than salt cure. The old fellow passed on before I learned. I used to go help him cut 150 or so pigs when the time was right. All I really did was catch and hold back then.


Sugar cure isn't really a thing what he was speaking of is adding sugar as part of the curing ingredients. I do that I'll send you a good link that is basically what I do. Do you have a smoker or smoke house?

Sugar cure here had more steps of processing but they started with salt mix for a certain # of days and shifted to sugar after washing the meat. I prefer the sugar cured, too.

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Re: Pork prices going up in my area

Post by skyhightree1 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:42 pm

Ebenezer wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
backhoeboogie wrote:An old man told me once that he was going to teach me to sugar cure a ham. He said sugar cure was much better eating than salt cure. The old fellow passed on before I learned. I used to go help him cut 150 or so pigs when the time was right. All I really did was catch and hold back then.


Sugar cure isn't really a thing what he was speaking of is adding sugar as part of the curing ingredients. I do that I'll send you a good link that is basically what I do. Do you have a smoker or smoke house?

Sugar cure here had more steps of processing but they started with salt mix for a certain # of days and shifted to sugar after washing the meat. I prefer the sugar cured, too.


Nothing like a good old cured ham on a buttermilk biscuit with some apple sauce or fried apples scrambled eggs
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Re: Pork prices going up in my area

Post by TexasBred » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:16 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
Ebenezer wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:
Sugar cure isn't really a thing what he was speaking of is adding sugar as part of the curing ingredients. I do that I'll send you a good link that is basically what I do. Do you have a smoker or smoke house?

Sugar cure here had more steps of processing but they started with salt mix for a certain # of days and shifted to sugar after washing the meat. I prefer the sugar cured, too.


Nothing like a good old cured ham on a buttermilk biscuit with some apple sauce or fried apples scrambled eggs

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Re: Pork prices going up in my area

Post by ga.prime » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:35 pm

where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: Pork prices going up in my area

Post by skyhightree1 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:14 pm

ga.prime wrote:https://www.inquisitr.com/5100359/a-bottle-of-scotch-whisky-just-sold-for-1-1-million/


buy a bottle I will come drink it with you
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