Where would you buy a suckling pig?

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Dopey113

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Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« on: March 30, 2012, 19:24 »
Where would you buy a suckling pig from (for eating) I haven't a clue, and what's the kind of price you would pay for one?


Edited sucking to suckling for search purposes
« Last Edit: March 30, 2012, 20:01 by DD. »
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Re: Where would you buy a sucking pig?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 19:54 »

I would / should price around, when I hear of people asking for a suckler, they get thier eyes taken out!  :tongue2:

You could go direct to a slaughter house, a high quality butcher, or a farm shop that deals with meat and not just veg.

I think you may need to give them a bit of notice that you're after one, I don't think they'll stock them as the 'normal' meats.

I'll text my Bro' (that's if he replies) to see how much they roughly they are. (up this end of the country though)

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Re: Where would you buy a sucking pig?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 19:58 »
Yea for sure at this end of the UK, you can be sure I will get ripped off, the reason I ask is we are thinking of having one on the allotment have a BBQ for everyone and bring the family along as well, dont even matter if its posted!! as long as its fresh & tasty

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Re: Where would you buy a sucking pig?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 20:06 »

Got a reply straight away, (surprised actually, probably 'cos he's got a new toy (tractor)  :lol: )

He's going to ask tomorrow, he doesn't know ATM.....

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Re: Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 20:25 »
Top man, I appreciate that  :D

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Re: Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 22:03 »
Hi Dopey113.  We've never had a suckling pig before, the ones we get are a bit older than that, but you could google Liz Shankland at Tudful Tamworths.  I know she sells her pigs, but don't know how much or whether she sells them that young, but she is worth a try!

Or try looking on the River Cottage forum.  They have a Farmer's market bit and I know several piggy people advertise on there.  (sorry everyone for plugging another forum, but it is useful on occasions!!)

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Re: Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2012, 22:19 »
Well when I say suckling pig, I dont know what the heck im talking about, but I do mean a smallish one, and not a full blown porker, (or we will never eat it all), thanks for the links and ideas though, I will have a look and see

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Re: Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2012, 23:29 »

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Re: Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 04:20 »
30 a kilo, bone in, there`s value for money for you. ;) ;)

Wonder what it died of? ::)
I`m left handed, what`s your excuse?

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Re: Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 11:44 »
Not over eating or old age thats for sure!!

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Re: Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 16:34 »
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 17:39 »

Well, my brother replied today.....

110 for a 50kg pig. 

I think that price came from Jewitt's meats at Spennymoor, if anyone's thinking of going there.

He says the price per kilo at the moment is down compared to the 'norm'.

I hope this helps in giving you a rough estimate on what you may pay where you live.


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Re: Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 18:08 »
Thanks, Goldfinger (first bond film I saw when I was a kid!) I will see if they have a website now

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Re: Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 18:12 »
Got a phone number (no website though) will give them a ring this week, thanks again, and seems a reasonable price as well

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Re: Where would you buy a suckling pig?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 18:21 »

As I said though, prices may differ around the country.

Would it help if you looked on the 'net for national meat prices per kilo, like what you find in the back pages of the 'Farmers weekly'?


 

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