In between soccer games with the kids and going to the horse races with my work colleagues I picked up four boxes of pork from our favourite specialist butcher.
Buying in bulk is a fantastic way to make a saving. If you can’t afford a whole beast, or don’t have the freezer space, consider going halves or quarters with friends.
We split a whole pig with our good friends, the Pitts. For just under $500 we picked up $800 worth of butchered pig (retail), including ham and bacon, which we divided equally between us. Some of the cuts, like the bacon and ham, would have cost us $17/kg in the butcher (even more in a supermarket), but instead we only paid $6.99/kg. In fact, barring dog bones, none of the cuts could be bought for as cheap as we got them.