Crunching Numbers

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Crunching Numbers

Post: #283945 doofaloofa
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:31 pm

We butchered the pig today and i can present to you the price of my organically fed, free range pork

Cost was €320 for bonhams(€120), bought in food (€120)and vet's bills(€85), and we rendered approximatly 30 kg of meat giving us a cost of €10.67/kg

This is 50% more than the €7/kg from the lidles for chops, but below the internet price of €14/kg for free range, and well below the internet price of €21/kg for organic

One pig died unfortunately, so if the second pig had gone on to be slaughtered we are looking at maybe €6/kg which is a great price for organic pork

i have not however factored in cost of seed potatoes and other seed that went on to provide the bulk of the fodder

That's for next year perhaps
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Re: Crunching Numbers

Post: #283946 vancheese
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:08 am

How much lard did you render too? You could make soap or use it for cooking- mmnm Hot crust pastry :)

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Re: Crunching Numbers

Post: #283947 doofaloofa
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:41 am

This one was very lean (due to diet and lifestyle choices), so that isn't an issue

I got about 20l of lard from last years two hogs, which i planned to make soap from, but never did.

Everything is very well lubricated though
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Post: #283957 Green Aura
Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:46 pm

We filled 9 1lb jars with lard (or whatever it's called) from half a goat doofa, so you should be able to get some, even from the slimmest piggy.
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Re: Crunching Numbers

Post: #283958 doofaloofa
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:10 pm

I'm sure we could, but why bother?

We still have a 12l paint bucket full of the stuff!

the dog and cats will enjoy it for some time
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