Processing (butchering) is broken down as follows (whole animal breakdown):
Beef hanging weight averages 700 lbs x $0.95 per pound processing fee = $665 + $112 kill and cleaning fee = $777 total.
Pork hanging weight averages 190 lbs x $0.95 per pound processing fee = $180.50 + $74 kill and cleaning fee = $255 total. All animals are processed at a USDA butchering facility. That means it is inspected and processed under strict requirements and guidelines of both the producer and facility.