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Pork Carcasses

( Originally Published Early 1900's )



Suckling or Roasting Pigs—Are from 8 to 30 lbs. in weight, generally frozen—in demand around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Dressed Pigs—Are from 30 to 100 lbs., generally known as Shipper or Market Pigs. The season for these is September 1st to February 15th. During the early part of this season the light pigs are usually plentiful. As the season advances they become scarce.

Shipper-Dressed Hogs—Are with head on, leaf lard in, hams unfaced and not split. They range from 100 to 200 lbs.



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