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.

After the pig is thoroughly scraped, removing the innards is the final step of the slaughter, before getting into the actual meat processing.
Photo by Susy Morris