What's included in a half a pig? Purchasing a half or whole pig for your freezer can seem intimidating at first. There are a lot of options that allow you to customize your half a pig to your family's preferences, but it with a lot of options come a lot of decisions!
The very worst thing in the world (in our household anyway) is cutting open a pork chop and finding it tough and dry. While some of that is in the genetics and the marbling (fat around the chop), a lot of it comes from the cooking. The USDA now recommends cooking chops, roasts, loins, and tenderloin to an internal temperature of 145° F, followed by a three-minute rest.