Butchering Half A Pig 101

 

Beautiful Devils Gulch pig

Here is a quick overview of how I like to butcher a pig.  Later I will go threw a more detailed step by step demo and finishing cuts for portions.

Suckling Pig Porchetta

 

Babe and Wilber

Babe and Wilber

Here is a method of making your own Suckling Pig Porchetta.  Its real important you get the skin real crunchy!  I chose to deep fry these guys, you can also roast them in a hot oven.   

Start with the primal cuts


Here is beautiful pig we bought from Four Story Hills, they raise a supior product and care deeply for there animals.  While butchering the whole animal it is easiest to break everything into primals first and then when needed a more refined cut.  Keeping everything in primals and only portion what you need will give you a longer shelf life and a fresh product.