Whole Animal Processing - Pork
Forbes Meat Company specializes in whole animal processing. Whole animal processing is available through our online store. Once a purchase is made, we will schedule animal delivery and/or pickup. We have collected some information here that answers some frequently asked questions.
Typical Pork Cuts
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I get for a full animal harvest?
Included are all the typical cuts to the approximate weights listed on this page. In addition approximately 40 lbs of sausage are harvested from an animal. All meats are packed in paper and ready for freezing
How much space do I need to store a full animal?
Expect the need for between 5-6 cubic feet of space in a freezer to store meat from a full pig.
How long does a full animal harvest take? When can I expect my meat?
Once an animal is picked up or delivered, slaughter (if necessary), butchering and packing takes approximately two weeks.