Old 10-29-2005, 12:27 PM
toadspittle toadspittle is offline
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Avg. ham weight?

What is the average weight for a ham? I'm thinking of ordering a half pig from a local farm collective, but they're real farmers (i.e., they're always too busy working to answer their phone) so it'll be a week or more before I get an answer from them. Anyway, the average hanging weight of these (whole) pigs is 160-190 lbs. How big of a ham are we likely talking about here? I ask in part because there's an additional smoking fee per pound.
Old 10-30-2005, 01:56 AM
Shalmanese Shalmanese is offline
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Hams can weight from as little as 4 or 5 lb for a boneless half-ham to up to 20+lb for a full ham pre-smoking. Smoking reduces the weight of a ham from between 15 - 20% IIRC.


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