At Hephzibah Farms we strive to take the best care of our animals, treating them with respect and love all their days, in order to provide a great eating experience. We raise our animals in a stress free, natural environment, so that can grow to the best of their potential. Range-raised pork is a wonderful eating experience. We raise our pigs in pastures with trees where they are able to obtain all of the forage, nuts, and grubs that they want, along with a natural feed and vegetable compost. The pigs are also getting plenty of exercise as they run up and down the hills, roaming and rooting out whatever goodies they find. This combination of a healthy diet and plenty of fresh air and exercise produces very high quality and healthy pork. We eat the meat we raise. We do not use any antibiotics or hormones.
Buying ranged raised pork from our farm enables you to support a small, family, local business. It also gives you the freedom to get the cuts that you want at a great price. You will speak directly to the butcher to get your pork cut the way that you want it. There are plenty of options from ground pork, to breakfast sausage, brats, pork chops, pork steaks, pork roasts, ham or ham steaks, and bacon.
How do I place an order?
We sell our pork by the half or whole. We butcher a couple times a year. We ask that you put a deposit down to place an order. The deposit will be deducted from your final balance. We have a couple of ways that you can make a deposit. We have convenient buttons right here on our website that will take you to Paypal to put your deposit down. Your other option is to mail a check, to us, for the amount of your deposit. You can choose to pay in either way. We do ask that when you make a deposit that you send an email to us with your email address and phone number in order to contact you.
Email address: email@example.com
Make checks payable to: Hephzibah Farms
13202 Hebron Rd.
Hebron, IL 60034
Costs at a Glance
Buying meat at bulk will save you money in the long run and it will ensure that you have good quality meat at your fingertips. The following will be a breakdown of approximate costs that go along with purchasing meat in bulk. My hope is to paint a clear picture of what you can expect, so there are no surprises.
Pork – Our price for pork is $3.25 a pound hanging weight plus processing fee. The processing fee is a separate charge that is paid directly to the processor upon pick up of your meat. These fees include a slaughter charge and a cut and wrap charge, there can also be convenience charges for things like smoked meat, i.e. hams, bacon, or jowls. There is also an extra fee for the making of brats, Italian sausage and breakfast sausage.
Basic processing costs are as follows:
Slaughter Fee $50 (divided between parties if buying a half)
Cut and Wrap Fee $. 60/lb.
Smoking $. 45/lb.
Italian Sausage Fee $. 75 – $1.45
The sausage fee varies based on what you desire. For instance, brats can be made with cheese which will impact the cost per pound.
Approximately how much will you actually be paying for your Pork?
If you are purchase a whole hog and its hanging weight is 200 lbs. (approximate but around average size for hogs.)
x $ 3.25 x $.60
$ 650 for pork $120 + $50 slaughter fee
$170.00 processing fee
Total $820 Half a hog will be approximately half this price.
It is our practice that meat is picked up from the butcher, if however, you need other arrangements made feel free to contact us and we will try to oblige you.