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mowhaugh

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price per kg?
« on: October 05, 2014, 08:05:01 pm »
So, our first pigglies are almost ready to go, and we have customers (all family!) for them, can anyone tell me approximately what price per kg I should be saying to them, for a whole pig?  Just looking for an idea of what is fair, bearing in mind that we've not done this before, we've tried to be very careful, weighing the food and weighing the pigs and so on, but until they are cut up, we won't know how well we've done.  We'd like to not make a loss on the piglets (we accept the costs of running the sows as a wee hobby, fun for the children etc) but also don't want to be ripping anyone off - we want them to come back for more!

Thanks.

devonlady

  • Joined Aug 2014
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 08:38:05 pm »
We only sell to family too and charge what the butcher would charge for non free range pork.

mowhaugh

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Re: price per kg?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 08:41:28 pm »
We only sell to family too and charge what the butcher would charge for non free range pork.

Thank you - I am just not sure what that would average out at across a whole pig!

sokel

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • S W northumberland
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 08:44:23 pm »
We don't charge by the Kilo , we charge by the half or whole Pig. 120 a half or 200 for a whole pig.
that's butchered and wrapped .
I know others do charge more and some less but when we have pork available its usually returning customers
Graham

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 11:33:32 pm »
we charged 5.50 on average (on the bone) which at the time was cheaper than Tesco and was approx. 150 per half pig.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2014, 06:38:22 pm by shygirl »

reedos

  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Barton Upon Humber
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 10:25:50 am »
We charge on average 6-00/Kg, slightly more for bacon, sausage & ham, works out at around 120 for half a pig.

Porterlauren

  • Joined Apr 2014
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 02:09:16 pm »
Well bugger me, I charge something like 2.80 a kilo to friends and family, and maybe 3-4 a kilo for strangers or businesses. Even on the 2.80 a kilo, I still make a decent enough profit. That equates to about 200 a whole pig, of which at least 80 is profit. Pigs are coming back at 70 kilo dead weight.

If I tried to charge 150 a half pig, I wouldn't sell very much, and i'd feel pretty shitty about it, especially to friends and family!

At the moment I can't keep up with orders for pork, whereas some of the folk I know who sell it at 5-6 a kilo complain it's hard to shift!

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2014, 03:13:25 pm »
It's never clear in these conversations whether we're talking about on the bone or butchered/boned/processed. There's a big difference.

Sbom

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Staffordshire
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2014, 05:10:20 pm »
I charge 150 per half to include some sausages. Equal to 6.50 per kilo.
Sausages I sell at 2.25 Lb.
We only sell 2-3 per year and they always sell well. Can't get enough sausages to keep up with demand, people love them.

sokel

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • S W northumberland
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2014, 06:39:02 pm »
It's never clear in these conversations whether we're talking about on the bone or butchered/boned/processed. There's a big difference.
always on the bone here. Just because I prefer my meat on the bone
Graham

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2014, 10:05:00 pm »
Our butcher used to sell half pig for 1.30/lb and it was fantastic meat.

mowhaugh

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Re: price per kg?
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2014, 07:53:15 am »
We don't charge by the Kilo , we charge by the half or whole Pig. 120 a half or 200 for a whole pig.
that's butchered and wrapped .
I know others do charge more and some less but when we have pork available its usually returning customers

Do you have any idea approximately how heavy your pigs are?

Thanks for all the help, everyone.  I have no qualms at all about trying to make money out of it, this is our business, but I also don't want to be ripping people off, just trying to get it right!  Equally, if it is more sensible to charge by the whole/half pig, I am happy to do that, but again need an idea of what is fair for what size of pig - ours will be between 65 and 75kg liveweight - they will all have to go together due to the length of trip to the abbatoir, which is why I had thought to charge per kg, or it would not be very fair for the people getting the smaller pigs.

County Dangler

  • Joined Aug 2013
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2014, 12:30:02 pm »
65/qtr here and extra for sausages. This lot of 6 were sold and i had a waiting list before I'd even picked them up. 

MKay

  • Joined Jan 2013
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2014, 03:52:49 pm »
10/kg. That's boned and rolled with sausages and vacuum packed, labled and boxed.

People get what they pay for- so if you are producing a premium product- charge a premium price.

Nb- I have a waiting list for all my products, Pork, Lamb and Beef.

I sell Beef fillet hung for 45 days for 50/kg. The demand is there for small scale producers to fill if they don't price themselves for the budget market.

Porterlauren

  • Joined Apr 2014
Re: price per kg?
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2014, 09:43:28 pm »
People who are charging the high prices, how much turnover do they have?

If I could get 600-700 a pig, i'd be loaded!!!! But I just couldn't justify it to myself.

I know we produce a premium product, and i'd say the pork I produce is as good or better than many, but I like to give people a good deal, while making a good profit myself. It's nice to be able to sell quality meat to families who just couldn't justify it at the highest prices.

But with a decent enough turnover (and we could do a lot more), we make a good profit off the pigs, at least i'm happy. We've concentrated on slashing inputs rather than raising prices.

I'd be very interested to know what profit per kilo folk are making? It might not be so different between the low and high prices.


 

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