Pig Slaughter and Butchering a Pig on the Farm

It takes an emotional toll, but pig slaughter and butchering a pig on the farm ensures the farmer she knows from exactly where her meat came. In the old days, pig processing was a family-oriented, community chore.

A front-end loader makes several parts of the process much easier, like lowering the hog into the scalder and lifting it out.
Photo by Susy Morris