Of the two feeder pigs, one has met it's destiny today. The soul reason for him to live was to provide food for us. He actually turned out to be a cool pig.
We got him up to about 230 pounds. I did not want him any bigger because of the quality of the meat. Anything above 250 and you get more fat and it cost more to process.
All of the meat will be cured and smoked right here where he was raised.
Here is the cost analyses:
Pig - $50.00
Feed bought - $107.00 (not including scraps from the gardens and the kitchen)
Processing - $85.00
Total invested = $242.00 or $2.20 per pound of processed meat.
(Prices are as close as I can get from calculated estimations and some record keeping)
This also does not include man hours and about 20 gallons of water a day.
I got one more pig to go. Her date is at the end of the month, but I don't know if she will be ready. I might have to keep her one more month.