Roasting Pig (Head Off, Butterflied) 35-40 lbs. each (Avg. 38 lbs.)

Wrapped and vacuum sealed
$4.50/lb. Avg. 38 lb.
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ROASTING PIG (HEAD OFF, BUTTERFLIED)

Most young roasting pigs are born in farrow crates and are weaned at 3-4 weeks of age into small crowded pens with concrete floors.  Our purebred Iberico pigs are born and raised in open pastures in large groups, so they have plenty of playmates and exercise.  They continue nursing their mothers until they are an average of 8 weeks old.  To minimize stress on the piglets, we wean them by removing their mothers from the pastures where the piglets were born.  By then, they have already begun eating and grazing with their mothers. When their mothers leave, we transition the piglets to a special high-protein diet.  The mothers are happy because they get placed in a new pasture with the boars and no longer have to nurse a litter of 20+ pound piglets every few hours.  The piglets continue to roam, play in, and graze the pastures where they were born.  These small pigs usually stay there until they are sacrificed for roasting pigs or moved to our grow-out pastures.

These pigs may be a little larger than our Iberico head-on roasting pigs.  We take off the head and butterfly them for you.  This format is ideal for cooking on a La Caja China or similar roasting box. The pigs are sacrificed when they are about 16 to 18 weeks old and have a live weight of approximately 70 to 90 pounds.  The carcass weight is more variable than the head-on roasting pig.  Because the collagen level in these young pigs is still not well developed, the meat is especially tender and succulent.  You can literally pull it apart with your fingers.

These Iberico Roasting Pigs are a huge hit at a special event like a wedding, holiday party, or a large gathering of family and friends.  Allow about 1 to 1.25 pounds of roasting pig per person.  As of the summer of 2018, we are the only US source we know of for purebred Iberico Roasting Pigs.  We have a very limited supply, so order or reserve yours now. 

Product Details

  • From purebred Iberico pigs naturally raised outdoors on our U.S. family farm with no antibiotics or hormones.
  • Left nursing their mothers until 6 to 10 weeks old, then placed on a special high-protein diet and given assess to high quality pasture.
  • Packaged as a whole pig. Ships with head off and butterflied.
  • Vacuum sealed and blast frozen hard; should maintain good eating quality for 6 to 12 months in your freezer. (Safe indefinitely while frozen.)
  • Order is packed in an insulated container for shipping and should arrive frozen or very cold to the touch.
  • Ships UPS ground within our 1-3 day delivery zones for a flat $29 fee. (See our Shipping & Billing Policy.)

"We hope you enjoy this farm-to-table, nose-to-tail, slow food eating experience from our family farm."