Extension releases video on how to butcher a pig for home use
WILLMAR — The University of Minnesota Extension Swine Team has released a video on how to butcher a pig for home use.
“With COVID-19 causing reduced operations at many pork processing facilities, pig farmers are experiencing a bottleneck of pigs on farms causing them to look for alternative market options,” said Sarah Schieck Boelke, University of Minnesota Extension swine educator. One option is for a farmer to sell a live pig directly to a consumer as many small scale meat processors are booked out for months.
Schieck Boelke and her colleagues — Ryan Cox, Dallas Dornink and Lee Johnston —created a video on how to butcher a pig for home use, including human safety, pig welfare and food safety discussions.
The video, along with additional resources can be found at z.umn.edu/HowToButcherPig.
Please direct questions to Schieck Boelke at email@example.com .