Spragg’s Side of Pork: A Complete Breakdown

For many Alberta families, buying meat in bulk direct from the farmer is a sensible choice! Not only do you get to know the farmer and their production practices, but you also have the advantage of getting the meat cut to your preferred specifications. At Spragg’s Meat Shop, our side of pork is a popular option, but we understand that sometimes buying in bulk can be confusing. If you’ve never purchased a side of pork before, you’ll want to think about what cuts you and your family enjoy most.

We often get a lot of questions about ordering in bulk, so to help educate our customers, we’ve put together this simple guide. If you still have questions after reading this article, please give us a call or send us an email. We’re here to help!

Spragg’s Side of Pork

For $280 you’ll receive:

  • 18 lb ham (in 3 pieces about 6 lb each) or 10 lb cutlets/schnitzel (1 lb packages)

  • 15 lb chops (bone in 4 chops per package)

  • 7 lb bacon or 8 lb side pork (1 lb packages)

  • 3 lb side ribs (2 packages)

  • 10 lb breakfast sausage (a bulk case, you can take as many out at a time as you want)

  • 5 lb Boston butt steak (2 steaks/pkg)

  • 8 lb picnic pork roast (2 roasts about 4 lb each)

Cut of Pork

Our pork cuts come from four specific sections of the pig:

  1. Shoulder: Cuts from the shoulder are well marbled and contain a lot of connective tissue, making them perfect for braising, stewing, or barbecuing. Picnic, blade, Boston butt and hock cuts all come from this section of the pig.

  2. Loin: The loin runs along the top of the ribs and is the leanest, most tender part of the pig. Rib and loin chops are cut from this area, as are pork loin roasts and tenderloin. Our standard cut is bone in chops, but you can choose boneless chops to then also get a whole tenderloin and a rack of baby back ribs. That option works out to about 12 lb of meat.

  3. Belly: The belly is the fattiest part of the pig, but is the source of delicious bacon and side ribs, so we won’t complain! Side pork is the uncured, unsmoked option from the belly. Both the side pork and bacon come sliced.

  4. Leg: The rear legs are used to create ham or if you prefer an unsmoked option; we can cut these into boneless fast fry cutlets also known as schnitzel.

BONUS: Breakfast Sausage: Using the trim from our most popular cuts of meat, we create 10 lbs of breakfast sausage, included in our side of pork package.

If you have any questions about our Side of Pork, don’t hesitate to ask!

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Place your order for our Spragg’s Side of Pork Package today! Visit our two retail locations in Rosemary and Calgary, or call us at 403-378-3800 or 403-255-1232.