Slaughtering, cleaning, marinating and roasting a pig – Step by step pictorial

Draining the blood from the recently slaughtered pig.

Preparing for a pig slaughter.

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Draining the blood from the recently slaughtered pig.

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We use an irresistible mix of delicious goodness to lure the pigs up the truck and into the crate.

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The crate and how we get the smaller pigs back to the barn.

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Self explanatory.

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Draining the blood from the recently slaughtered pig.

Draining the blood from the recently slaughtered pig.

Cleaning the pig.

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Removing the pig’s hair.

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The scalding tub. Boiling water to help with the de-hairing and skinning.

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Preparing the marinade for the pig roast.

Preparing the marinade for the pig roast.

Sebastiaan Zipj, our WOOFer, chef and pig manager.

A freshly slaughtered, farm-raised pig, marinating and waiting for the pig roast later today.

A freshly slaughtered, farm-raised pig, marinating and waiting for the pig roast later today.

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Preparing the pit for the outdoor pig roast.

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Almost ready to go!

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Heating up the coals for the pig roast at our farm.

Marinated, deboned and wrapped whole pig, roasting over an open fire pit.

Marinated, deboned and wrapped whole pig, roasting over an open fire pit.

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Voila! One roasted pig!

At Buckland Farm, we’re about sustainable living, agriculture and animal production. Here are some photos from a pig slaughter all the way through the marinating and open-pit roasting.

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