We visited Perth Pork Products today - (www.perthporkproducts.com) and put a down payment for 1/2 of a Tamworth pig. Pickup will be on or around November 20.
The were immensely friendly, helpful and accommodating. We met much of the family and they took us for a tour of the farm.
They are willing to cut it pretty much any way we want, and were very helpful in explaining things (this is the first time we've done something like this). We're getting the head, leaf fat, heart, and a bunch of other miscellaneous bits, along with the meat. They will cure and smoke certain cuts, but we like to do that ourselves. We will be able to pick it up unfrozen, which surprised us. Can't get blood though.
They have Berkshire, Tamworth, Ironage pigs and wild boar. The Berkshire and Tamworth were quoted at $2.50/lb, the Ironage and wild boar were quoted at $3.50/lb. We purchased a wild boar rack they had in their little store and will try it tomorrow night. If we like it, we will probably purchase a wild boar at some point in the near future. They are quite small, probably around 200lbs for a larger one, so storage wouldn't be much of an issue.
We saw the wild boars, the Berkshire and the Tamworth pigs. Tossed in a few pumpkins for the pigs, and fed the wild boars some walnuts. The animals are definitely some of the happiest looking farm animals we've ever seen.
I'll put in an update once I've picked up the meat, but if you're thinking about doing something like this but are a bit intimidated, they are a great place to call (and even if you don't need a bit of hand holding).