What are you paying for whole bellies?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by trx680, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. Only one market nearby that I'm aware of that sells whole bellies, they order them upon request. The come three to a box, frozen, from IBP. Its $3.29/lb.

    Thats in Virginia.

    What are you paying in your neck of the woods? And are you getting them from a farm or a market?
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    3.70 a lb at a local meat market.
     
  3. I cut a slab from the skin side of a shoulder butt and cure that as bacon. Current price on butts is $1.49

     
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  4. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That idea deserves a standing ovation!

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  5. Bellies are over $4/pound here. The rest of the butt gets cured rolled and smoked


     
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  6. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Just got a whole belly for 2.59 a pound at a local grocery store. my favorite Butcher quoted me at 4.99 but that was for fully trimmed, so basically just what I would need for bacon. Only got about 8 pounds out of the 15 I coud use for bacon once all the skin and bones were removed. But it's not really loss, because the butcher at the supermarket cut me a decent rack of spares from it and I kept all the solid fat and skin for sausage and possibly pork rinds. I never throw anything away!
     
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    Here in Northern VA (outside the belt way), I’m paying  $3.99 for a whole belly…just got 2 (one 13 lbs. and the other 14.5 lbs.) fro an Asian Market….the other Asian market sells them for the same price but with the ribs attached….Whole foods and another small shop will sell for $5.99 a pound…other butcher shops are $8.99 to $12.99 a pound…Outside Winchester, VA…About a 125 mile round trip, I can get whole ones for $3.19 a pound….

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    Last edited: Jan 10, 2015
  8. dirtyduc83

    dirtyduc83 Fire Starter

    $2.39 a lb rind on at Cash and Carry.  
     
  9. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    $2.29 CDN per pound here. Roughly $2.00US.
     
  10. bill ace 350

    bill ace 350 Meat Mopper

    $1.69 a pound at the commissary.
     
  11. $2.79 per pound at the local butcher Jackson,MI. Had to buy 35 lbs it was pretty well trimmed up.

    I have a lot of Bacon to make.
     

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