Online pig farmers, such as Tender Belly and McReynolds Farms, are places to buy a suckling pig. Local butchers and butchers operating within ethnic markets are another option.Continue Reading
Tender Belly is pig farm in Iowa, founded and overseen by native Iowans. Tender Belly sells Berkshire suckling pigs in weight ranges of 10 to 25 pounds. Tender Belly states that its Berkshire suckling pigs consume nothing except mother's milk. Most orders ship within two days.
McReynolds Farms, based in Arizona, has been selling suckling pigs online since 1994. The actual farm is in Winden, but the suckling pigs are prepped and frozen at a plant in Phoenix. McReynolds Farms keeps suckling pigs in stock year-round and delivers suckling pigs raw and ready for cooking.
Sugar Mountain Farm in Vermont ships suckling pigs throughout the United States, and local residents have the option of selecting a particular live suckling pig from the Sugar Mountain Farm inventory. Pigs chosen from the field typically take a minimum of three weeks to enter the farm's butchering schedule. Sugar Mountain Farm advises prospective customers to phone ahead and check availability of suckling pigs before placing any orders.
Butchers within small, ethnic markets and local independent butchers do not usually keep suckling pigs in stock, but they can possibly special order suckling pigs. If a local butcher can't special order a suckling pig, he can likely recommend someone who can.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals