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PORK CUSTOM PROCESSING

Half and Whole Pigs Available

​Raising pigs requires farmers to be humane, safe, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Once an animal arrives at Harry Hansen's, it is our duty to maintain the same level of care. 

We get back to the basics of meat processing with our custom cut pork. Just as Grandma and Grandpa did, you have the opportunity to stock your freezer with locally-raised pork. Whether you purchase that hog directly from a farmer or you buy directly through us (and we get it from a local farmer), custom cut pork is a great option for you and your family. 

Pork can be processed as a half or whole. All custom pork is harvested at Hansen's state inspected facility. Pork carcasses are cut to your specifications. We cyrovac the meat so it lasts in your freezer. The fresh cuts and sausage are done around a week from when the pig is delivered for harvest and any smoked products take another 2-3 weeks to complete. 

PORK THROUGH HANSEN'S

Rick works with two different local farms to purchase hogs - one in Kenosha and one in Dover. Both farms are family owned and operated and raise high-quality hogs. 

PORK FROM A FARMER

Farmers make appointments to bring pigs to us to harvest for their customers. Farmers are responsible for all communication to the customer regarding the animal itself, including the price, size, order date, etc. Hansen's is responsible for contacting the customer to make sure the animal is processed to the customer's specific wants/needs and when meat is ready for pickup. 

Once an animal is delivered, the farmer will provide Hansen's with customers' names and phone numbers. Customers may either call Hansen's to go through cutting instructions, or Hansen's will call the customer for cuttings (depending on whichever occurs first). If you have free time, please feel free to call as soon as possible. This makes it easier for us to talk to you when you have time. 

ORDERING A PIG

When you decide to purchase a custom processed pig directly from Hansen's, you will want to call us as soon as possible. We currently have a wait list for orders; therefore, we will simply need your name and phone number. 

Once a pig is harvested to fill your order, we will call you to go through the custom processing instructions. If you decide when we call that you no longer want to order a pig, we completely understand! Please let us know so we can move to others on the wait list. 

CUSTOM INSTRUCTIONS

When we call you that an animal has been harvested and we are ready to fill your order, we will go through the cutting instructions. We will walk you through how a pig can be cut and answer any questions you have. 

Before going through the instructions, feel free to check out the following information sheet regarding how a pig can be cut.

To reserve your order, we will need your credit card's number and expiration date to have on file. We will not charge your card unless you do not pick up your order. If you do not pick up your order within a month of it being completed, we will charge your card half of the total price and will re-sell the order. 

PROCESSED PORK

A pork carcass hangs for no longer than 7 days. Hansen's employees will cut the pig using your specific custom cutting instructions. All cuts are cyrovaced (or double paper wrapped in freezer paper if too large). 

The fresh cuts of your pork, or what we refer to as the "first part of your order", will be ready about a week after the pig is brought to be harvested. The smoked meat (such as ham and bacon), or what we refer to as "your smoked meat", takes an additional 2-3 weeks to be processed through our in-house smokehouses. 

 

In order to keep our production moving as quickly as possible, we ask that you pick up your pork order in two trips.

 

When you pick up the first part of your order, you pay for the entire order and receive the fresh cuts. You will need some sort of containers to put the meat in. We will bring it out on a cart and unload it in to the containers at the vehicle. We suggest the following number of laundry basket sized containers for your order: half - 2, whole - 4. 

 

Once the smoked meat is done, we call again. At this point, your order is paid for and the smoked meat is in a box. All you have to do is stop in, tell us your name, and let us know you are there to pick up your smoked meat. We will take it from there!

PRICING FOR PORK THROUGH HANSEN'S

When purchasing a pig directly from Hansen's, the pricing includes the animal and processing. Please note, the total cost will vary depending on the size of the animal. Additional fees apply for sausage and smoking. 

Half Pig - Take home approximately 65-85 lbs. of pork

$1.99/Dressed Weight Lb + Cost of Smoking/Sausage

Average Total: $225 - $275

Whole Pig - Take home approximately 135-160 lbs. of pork

$1.99/Dressed Weight Lb + Cost of Smoking/Sausage

Average Total: $450 - $550

CUSTOM INSTRUCTIONS

Hansen's will go through your cutting instruction for your pig. Not sure about how to get it cut? No worries! Hansen's employees will walk you through them and answer any questions you may have. 

Before going through the instructions, feel free to check out the following information sheet regarding how a pig can be cut.

PROCESSED PORK

A pork carcass hangs no more than 7 days. Hansen's employees will cut the pig using your specific custom cutting instructions. All cuts are cyrovaced (or double paper wrapped in freezer paper if too large). 

The fresh cuts of your pork, or what we refer to as the "first part of your order", will be ready about a week after the pig is brought to be harvested. The smoked meat (including hams and bacons), or what we refer to as "your smoked meat", takes an additional 2-3 weeks to be processed through our in-house smokehouse. 

 

In order to keep our production moving as quickly as possible, we ask that if you are able to, you pick up your pork order in two trips.

 

When you pick up the first part of your order, you pay for the entire order and receive the fresh cuts. You will need some sort of containers to put the meat in. We will bring it out on a cart and unload it in to the containers in the vehicle. We suggest the following number of laundry basket-sized containers for your order: half - 2, whole - 4. 

 

Once the smoked meat is done, we call again. At this point, your order is paid for and the smoked meat is in a box. All you have to do is stop in, tell us your name, and let us know you are there to pick up your smoked meat. We will take it from there!

We can give you an estimated time frame of when your order will be ready, but please know this may change based on many variables. We will call you as soon as your order is ready. Please pick up your order within 10 days of receiving this phone call. If your entire order (fresh and smoked) is not picked up within 17 days of your first phone call, we will begin charging a weekly storage fee of $20. If it is not picked up within 38 days of your first call, we will donate the pork to a local food bank. 

PRICING FOR PROCESSING

When purchasing a pig directly from a farmer, our pricing includes the processing. You will need to pay the farmer directly for the pig itself. Please note, the total cost and take home quantity will vary depending on the size of the animal. Additional fees apply for smoking and sausage. 

Half Pig Under 300 lbs. (Live Weight) 

$0.94/Dressed Weight Lb. 

Approximate Total (including smoking and sausage): $150 - $180

Half Pig 300 lbs. (Live Weight) and Over 

Note: We will not process any pigs larger than 320 lbs. live. 

$1.04/Dressed Weight Lb. 

Approximate Total (including smoking and sausage): $180 - $215

Whole Pig Under 300 lbs. (Live Weight)

$0.94/Dressed Weight Lb. 

Approximate Total (including smoking and sausage): $300 - $360

Whole Pig 300 lbs. (Live Weight) and Over 

Note: We will not process any pigs larger than 320 lbs. live. 

$1.04/Dressed Weight Lb. 

Approximate Total (including smoking and sausage): $360 - $430

Note: There is different pricing for pigs under 175 lbs (live weight). If the pig is under 175 lbs. please ask for pricing when you go through cutting instructions. 

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