Here at RanAman Ranch we raise Purebred Berkshire Hogs, Extremely hardy and perform well outdoors they are also :
- Friendly and curious
- Exceptional mothers
- Meat is naturally juicy and flavourful
We raise them from start to finish we have selected sows and boars for their rapid growth, friendly disposition, as we are family run and it is very important to us that our children help, and are safe doing so.
As pigs are naturally social animals, they are kept in small groups and are raised on pasture where they can root, wallow, eat and sleep together. Their pasture diet is supplemented with home raised Barley, Wheat and Grocery Scraps. Shelter is provided at night and during inclement weather.
Our animals are never injected with growth hormones. We work closely with a team of exceptional large animal veterinarians and, in the event an animal becomes ill and treatment with antibiotics is deemed the only reasonable alternative, antibiotics will be used and the animal will be marketed as such. We only use antibiotics when we feel that it is the best option to promote the animal’s recovery and to minimize the animal’s discomfort
We sell all ages of piglets, from wiener age ( 6 weeks ) all the way to butcher ready.
Our hogs are shipped at approximately 200 pounds. A 200 pound hog will produce approximately a 160 pounds hanging carcass weight. Around 40 pounds are lost in hide, blood and inedible organs. Hanging weight means the customer pays for the chilled, hanging carcass weight of the slaughtered hog with the head, hide and internal organs removed. The hanging carcass weight is usually about 80 percent of the weight of a live hog. It is important to note that the hanging carcass weight is not the same as the boxed freezer weight of the cut hog. When the carcass is cut into legs and chops, additional bone and fat are discarded. The weight of the cut hog depends on what cuts are requested, and the size of the hog.
- You will place your order with us.
- We will contact you to let you know that your animal has been delivered to the Slaughter Facility.
- Payment for the animal is due upon hanging weight, cutting will no begin until paid for.
- You will fill out the attached cutting instructions.
- Once your animal is cut wrapped and Frozen, it is your responsibility to pick up directly from the facility and pay them for the processing.
Purchasing Our Pork
Whole | ~160 lbs
A whole hog with an approximate hanging carcass weight of 160 pounds will yield approximately 120 pounds of meat for the freezer. The cost to the customer is as follows: 160 lbs @ $3.50/lb = $560 plus processing.
Half | ~80 lbs
A half hog with an approximate hanging carcass weight of 80 pounds will yield approximately 60 pounds of meat for the freezer. The cost to the customer is as follows: 80 lbs @ $3.50/lb = $280 plus processing.
Processing costs are within $200 – $300 per whole hog.
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