Definition of baconer in English:



  • A pig fit for being made into bacon and ham, typically heavier than both a porker and a cutter.

    • ‘Pigs, I am afraid, are still in their post-Christmas depression and there are a lot of baconers struggling to make much over 90p/kilo.’
    • ‘It was necessary to weigh the baconers regularly because the pig factory was strict about its specifications.’
    • ‘Pig prices hit a six year Autumn-high at the Gunnedah saleyards yesterday with the best of the baconers $6 a head dearer.’
    • ‘Pigs have taken a dip and baconers are running from 90p/kilo upwards with the best porkers coming in at around 105p/kilo.’
    • ‘Pigs, however, have taken a mini turn for the better and baconers are making from 85-95p with some of the better gilts now going up to 100p/kilo.’
    • ‘The farmers, who supply Watsonia about 130 baconers a week from their farm at Tenindewa, have won the Watsonia Contract Grower of the Year Award in the category of more than 4000 pigs supplied per annum.’
    • ‘The pork trade has melted a little and baconers are running from around 90p/kilo upwards with lightweight porkers at 102p/kilo.’
    • ‘Pigs are moving along very nicely and baconers are priced from 103-108p/kilo with lighter weight porkers getting up to 112p/kilo.’
    • ‘In the pig section, trade remains stagnant with the bottom end of the baconers running from 97p-kilo up to 105p/kilo; and the lighter quality porkers running just over 110p/kilo.’
    • ‘Pigs are just holding on, with baconers running from 88-95p/kilo and the best porkers up to 102p/kilo.’
    • ‘The pig market has been surprisingly buoyant after Christmas and baconers have been making from around 105p/kilo up to 114p for lighter weights.’
    • ‘I brought one of the baconers for $90 which was unbelievably cheap.’
    hog, boar, sow, porker, swine, piglet
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