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Re: Last Word
« Reply #84390 on: August 24, 2019, 12:13:13 PM »
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood morning n95 and everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Had some pig for breakfast. Delicious but not 1400 dollar delicious.

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« Reply #84391 on: August 24, 2019, 12:50:49 PM »
Our county had 24 pigs signed up for the fair, 10 of them didn't make make the minimum weight of 225 pounds.  I think that my niece squeaked by with the aid of the weigh master putting his foot on the scale as hers was 228 lbs.

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« Reply #84392 on: August 25, 2019, 10:06:25 AM »
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood morning everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can feel a nap coming on.

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« Reply #84393 on: August 25, 2019, 04:45:20 PM »
Freaking pigs didn't make weight, neither of them.  Let's hope that the stupid goat sells for a high price.  We've got $1,400.00 into the pigs.  Market price is $0.62/lb so we're trying to sell them to some generous souls around here that want to help a little girl out.  Said little girl has been instructed and coached to have her sad face on at all times while at the fair.

Try pushing them as "lean" bacon.

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Re: Last Word
« Reply #84394 on: August 25, 2019, 11:01:24 PM »
With that, they'll go at twice the price word

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Re: Last Word
« Reply #84395 on: August 26, 2019, 05:37:52 AM »
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood morning everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go to the doctor this morning. Blood work to determine how much bacon grease is running through the veins and tell me to lose some weight.

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« Reply #84396 on: August 26, 2019, 06:21:29 AM »
in fact it does look to be magnificent today.

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« Reply #84397 on: August 26, 2019, 09:47:28 AM »
We got a fairly good price for them.  Ended up selling them all for 2.00/lb and the buyer is paying cut and wrap, along with the kill fee.  Not the 6.50-9.00 that her friend got at the auction but enough that she'll end up making about 200 on the year.  Now it's back to harvest.  3 more days should polish it off.

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« Reply #84398 on: August 26, 2019, 02:17:52 PM »
Congrats word

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« Reply #84399 on: August 26, 2019, 04:50:55 PM »
We got a fairly good price for them.  Ended up selling them all for 2.00/lb and the buyer is paying cut and wrap, along with the kill fee.  Not the 6.50-9.00 that her friend got at the auction but enough that she'll end up making about 200 on the year.  Now it's back to harvest.  3 more days should polish it off.

6.50-9.00 per lb. for the whole pig?  Now that makin' bacon.

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Re: Last Word
« Reply #84400 on: August 26, 2019, 07:13:04 PM »
I buy my pigs at $6 a pound in the form of Raley's Cherrywood Platter Bacon.
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« Reply #84401 on: August 26, 2019, 11:47:07 PM »
We got a fairly good price for them.  Ended up selling them all for 2.00/lb and the buyer is paying cut and wrap, along with the kill fee.  Not the 6.50-9.00 that her friend got at the auction but enough that she'll end up making about 200 on the year.  Now it's back to harvest.  3 more days should polish it off.

6.50-9.00 per lb. for the whole pig?  Now that makin' bacon.

Yes I think that the Grand Champion pig went for 9.50/lb, Reserve champion was just a little less and the lowest price for a pig was 6.00.  That is whole pig weight, not hanging weight, the weight range to sell is 225-285.  These are "show" pigs so the input cost is much higher but it is still a VERY nice check when things go your way.  When my wife and I bought our first house, our down payment ($25,000) was primarily from her 4H pigs growing up. 

Goats went for 9.00/lb-17.00/lb, lambs are about the same as goats, Steers were 3.00-4.00/lb and turkeys were $300-$500.00 per bird.

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Re: Last Word
« Reply #84402 on: August 27, 2019, 06:35:35 AM »
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood morning everybody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glad I am not getting meat out west.

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« Reply #84403 on: August 27, 2019, 07:33:37 AM »

 turkeys were $300-$500.00 per bird.


I get the pricing on the pigs and steers and goats and lambs, but turkeys at $500 a head ? Slice and dice/em right a butcher can make up the cost plus, butt...

.....what's the deal on a $500 turkey ? Are they like race horses, you put the toms out to stud ?  The supermarkets here give fresh 15-20 lb. turkeys away for $200 in grocery receipts just before Thanksgiving.

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« Reply #84404 on: August 27, 2019, 10:32:24 AM »
This is not the place to come get meat just to fill your freezer.  Most people who buy an animal don't even take it home they sell it back or "turn it" for support price (for hogs it was $0.62/lb).  Everything that you purchase is tax deductible as the auction committee is a 501c3.  Most of the buyers are businesses, everyone that buys an animal gets a nice plaque to hang in their office with a photo of the kid who owned the animal posing with their animal.  Here's my daughter with her market goat, this would go on the plaque with the kids name, animals name, animals info (breed, weight, and class placing, i.e. grand champion/reserve champion/blue/red/white).