After working on the head, we moved on to the front of the pig and separated the shoulder roast or Boston Butt (probably one of my favorites) from the front primal.
Then Scott talked about the picnic roast and separated the hocks from that with a hacksaw.
We then moved on to the loin and this is always a source of many questions. There are a million ways to butcher a pig, and none are wrong. We took the route of taking out the tenderloin and making a rib roast.
Here is Scott removing his tenderloin.
And more work on the loin.
Later I got to remove the hocks from the hams with a hacksaw after making a few cuts around the tail.
This was an absolutely fantastic experience. We talked a lot and received great education on pig parts, how pigs are raised and the like.
At the end there was a raffle on who got what. I received one of the coveted shoulder roasts and it was fantastic. I also got two hocks and a jowel. I was happy with the loot - I love ham hocks. The jowel I wasn't sure what to do with so I just chipped the meat off and made burritos. It was great.
I highly recommend this type of experience for all to understand where those cuts of meat come from.