# Frequent question: How many pounds of meat do you get from a wild hog?

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A whole hog is approximately 120-140 pounds of meat, while a half is approximately 60-70 pounds (though this varies, depending upon the size of the pig and processing options). A 250 lb. live Hog (on the hoof) which yields 180 lb.

## How much meat do you get from a 250 pound hog?

A 250 lb. hog will yield approximately 144 lbs of retail cuts. Around 28% of a hog’s live weight is inedible product re- moved during the slaughter and dressing procedure bringing our 250 lb. live hog to 180 lbs.

## How much meat do you get from a 300 pound hog?

Walter says hanging weight is about 72% of live weight and the commercial cuts 66% of hanging weight or 48% of live weight. Since Walter and The Meatman agree, that’s definitely the number I’m going with! So, from my 300 pound pig, I can expect about 216 hanging weight and about 144 pounds in the freezer.

## How much is a 250 lb pig worth?

For the 250 pound hogs yielding more than 75 percent the total wholesale weight is 31,861pounds and is valued at \$26,582 or \$132.91 per head.

## How much is a wild hog worth?

Prices vary by region and over time. Currently, live sale prices are around \$0.10-\$0.20 per pound for feral hogs weighing up to 100 lbs, \$0.30 cents per pound for animals between 100 and 150 lbs, and \$0.60 cents per pound for feral hogs 150 lbs and heavier (Figure 2).

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## How long after killing a hog is the meat good?

Hog meat is not improved by hanging. It spoils rather quickly even in cool weather. When the temperature is 80 degrees or so one has 4-5 hours to get that hog cooled down after killing it. At 90 degrees one has about 3-4 hours to get the hog cooled down or cut up and put into a cooler.

## Is buying a whole pig worth it?

A whole pig typically yields 120 pounds of meat or more. Cost depends on the cuts chosen and its weight, but one can expect to save 15 percent to 40 percent. Farmers are willing to sell the whole pig for less than its parts to save on marketing dollars.

## How much profit does a pig make?

Generally, in the US from 1 pig, you can get a net profit of 100- \$ 500 after half a year of farming depending on how you sell the pig’s meat, (whether you will process its meat or no and how you will feed it). 1 pound pork is usually sold for \$ 2-4. Most often the price is around \$ 3.5 per pound.

## How much does a full butchered pig cost?

Butcher fees will depend on how you get your meat processed (curing things like bacon or jerky adds cost, as does grinding and stuffing sausages). We generally expect to pay about \$450-500 per side of beef in butcher costs or about \$350 per hog in butcher costs.