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I am buying a whole pig and need advice...

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I am buying a whole pig and need advice...

snix | Jan 27, 2009 03:05 PM

We are buying a whole hog (280 lbs.) to have butchered for this year's pork. This is my first experience with this... I have enough freezer space, but need advice on what to tell the butcher about cutting it. I don't want to just leave it in his/her hands; are there any special requests I should make, or great cuts that I don't want to miss out on...any help from more experienced chowhounds would be greatly appreciated. So far I know I want the head meat, I also want to try my hand at making different types of sausages...what I don't want is piles and piles of chops. Thanks in advance...

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