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The Difference Between Legacy Pigs and Commodity Pigs

Legacy Pigs

Legacy pigs are specially bred and groomed pigs that are most commonly reared on family and local farms that are not a part of larger commercial businesses. These pigs are reared in outdoor environments and build up their fat reserves to produce a more tender and flavorful meat that is marbled with a rich and savory fat throughout.

A good comparison to these pigs is the Pure Breed American Angus Breed, which is one of the most revered beef cattle produced. Just as the Angus Cattle are bred and raised with a feeding and harvest program that results in a higher degree of marbling, Legacy Pigs are raised similarly and end up producing a juicy and tender meat as a result. This type of pork is also prized among chefs, top restaurants and consumers.

Inboden’s sources these pigs from trusted and reliable local farms to provide the absolute best quality for these pigs. Because the Legacy Pigs require more attention and time in the rearing process, these are slightly more expensive than the Commodity Pigs.

Commodity Pigs

Commodity Pigs (also called Lean Hogs) make up the vast majority of pork you will find in the supermarket. Commercially raised and sold as a “commodity,” these pigs are reared and bred for their meat content alone and therefore have a tendency to be leaner than the Legacy breeds.

Commodity Pigs are reared in a commercial environment on farms for resale to both grocery stores, restaurants, and export markets, and is generally the type of pork you will enjoy and experience.

Inboden’s also sources these pigs from trusted and reliable local farms. Their meat is typically lower in fat and leaner overall. Due to the pigs requiring less overall time and attention within the rearing process, the price per pound is lower than the Legacy Pigs as a result.

Quick Price List

Pig in a Thermal Container – $275.00
This price is in addition to the cost of your pig if you choose this option.

Roaster rentals – $250.00
With or without pig purchase. Must secure with cash deposit.

Propane tanks – $33.00 each
You may also provide your own.

Chef-on-Site Carving Service – $500.00 + $1.35/Mile Travel Expense
Inboden’s provides a chef and the entire process is off your shoulders.



Pig pricing subject to market conditions.

Legacy Pig Pricing:
40 lbs. and under – $3.99/lb.
40 – 80 lbs. – $3.59/lb.
80 – 120 lbs. – $3.19/lb

Commodity Pig Pricing:
All Commodity Pigs are marked down 50¢ or more per lb. from the Legacy Pig prices.
Please give us a call for current exact pricing on Commodity Pigs.

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*No bigger than 120 lbs on both Legacy & Commodity Pigs.

*$50.00 Cash deposit for pig only.
*$100.00 Cash deposit for roaster.