Lamb, goat and veal hides are resources worth harvesting. We remove the hide whole and without holes for curing and tanning.
Pigs on the other hand, have skin. It is delicious. It is crackling on your pork roasts, body to braises, larding for lean cuts, flavor to the bean pot and few earthly delights surpass crispy pork rinds with PNW beer.
Therefore, we take the time to clean, scald and de-hair pigs by hand.