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[DTW] Pigs in MI

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[DTW] Pigs in MI

Wooderson | Jun 9, 2011 11:20 PM

I have been looking into buying a whole pig, does anyone have any advice? I have a couple of numbers from the net but haven't called yet so I have not fully done my homework but... When you buy a pig do you get all the good stuff (trotters, head, innards)? Is it possible to partake in the butchery, or observe? Where do you get the "specialty" pork, Tamworth, Berkshire, Mangalista? What size freezer its necessary to house the noble beast?

As an aside, are there any shops that carry, or can get specific cuts from the "specialty" pigs? I have tried Jack's in Novi but that is far from home (Garden City) and I haven't been entirely happy.

To explain all my pork talk tonight, I have nearly forty five pounds of butts, spares, baby backs, and sausage rubbed down and waiting for the smoker :)

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