Feeling chuffed

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Feeling chuffed

Postby Swing Swang » Thu Oct 13, 2022 7:43 am

Feeling really chuffed - one side of one of my 'lardy girls' has been bought by a local commercial venison charcutier who wants some fat pork/back fat to add fat to their lean game meats. Looks like next year I'll be growing a pig or two specially for them. Amazing feeling putting something into the commercial cured meats food chain even if it's not me whose doing the actual curing.
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Re: Feeling chuffed

Postby NCPaul » Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:36 am

Good for you, they are using a quality hog.
Fashionably late will be stylishly hungry.
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Re: Feeling chuffed

Postby Swing Swang » Fri Oct 14, 2022 7:54 am

Will aim to take a photo of the unbutchered half that she collects from the abattoir later today. I'm expecting the side to weigh about 50kg
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Re: Feeling chuffed

Postby NCPaul » Fri Oct 14, 2022 11:30 am

What are your plans for that?
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Re: Feeling chuffed

Postby Swing Swang » Fri Oct 14, 2022 9:27 pm

Big pig cold weight 92kg
Half sold
Other half - leg will be frozen until weather gets cooler then turned into iberico style ham, front will be turned into wet cured ham, jowles into guanciale, middle into smoked bacon.

Small pig cold weight 72kg
One half professionally turned into sausage, vac packed, and frozen (so I can sell it commercially)
Other half I'm boning, putting through a 10mm plate, and freezing in 5kg bags for turning into Portuguse style chourico when I have time.
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Re: Feeling chuffed

Postby Swing Swang » Tue Oct 18, 2022 5:58 am

Just a few pictures of the larger pig - the person that bought it from me wants me to grow a couple more for her, but with more backfat, fo this time next year, that should allow me to bring on another couple for myself - nice


https://www.dropbox.com/s/493wk3l7jhkjq ... 5.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wq4qcrlo4cuhm ... 7.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hh12eygoi057e ... 9.JPG?dl=0
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Re: Feeling chuffed

Postby Swing Swang » Tue Oct 18, 2022 6:21 am

Pigs are 'large blacks' as per my new avatar photo.
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Re: Feeling chuffed

Postby DanMcG » Wed Oct 19, 2022 9:12 am

Congrats on the sale, and I hope you continue to expand your operations, and freezers.
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