Buying Half of a Hog (or Just Going Whole Hog!)

 

Beech Tree Ranch is pleased to offer its friends the opportunity to buy a half hog or whole hog for delivery around September 2013. The pork from your hog will be processed and packed by a local butcher who has been in the business for over 50 years. It will be “custom cut” to your specifications, if you wish, or you can leave it to us to specify a standard set of cuts. We can also help you arrange to have some of the cuts locally smoked. This is a cost-effective way to pack your freezer for the fall and winter with fresh, carefully fed, lovingly raised, locally grown and processed pork.

Our current drift of hogs will arrived in April. Our hogs are raised in a large, clean, well-maintained sty on our 10-acre farm. They are fed copious amounts of fresh vegetables, unlimited grain on demand, and fresh milk, with fresh water always available from a spring-fed well near the sty. They are six-seven months old when they go to slaughter.

This is a once-per-year offering with a limited supply. We expect that the hogs will be ready for processing in late September.  Deposit checks, due now, should be made payable to “Beech Tree Ranch.” Prices include custom-cut processing and wrapping for storage. You may either collect your pork directly from the butcher or ask us to deliver it to your home.

Price

Deposit

Balance Due

Approximate Dressed Weight (lbs.)**

Half a hog

$450.00

$150.00

8/01/13

50-75

Whole hog

$900.00

$250.00

8/01/13

100-150

Pig Roast hog

Call for pricing and availability

*Includes cooler and ice. Hartford County only. More distant deliveries by special arrangement.

**Our hogs are sold “on the hoof” as deposits are received.

 

Other useful information:

  • Half of a hog usually fits nicely but tightly in a large picnic cooler.
  • We will deliver your animal to the butcher for processing without additional cost to you.
  • We will need your special instructions (if any) for the butcher with your payment in August, as well as your plans (if any) to have some of your pork smoked.
  • We will notify you approximately 24 hours before your order is available to pick up (or ready to be delivered).  Send us your contact information with your deposit check.
  • Additional helpful information can be found at various websites.

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We are sold out of shares for the fall of 2011 and 2012

If you are interested in being notified, in the spring, when we start taking deposits please email us.

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