Congratulations, that plate looks great. You got a bulls eye!!!!!!!!
40% weight loss worked out good, some prefer 30%, some prefer closer to 50%.
Many people don’t realise that the targeted weightloss is greatly influenced by the animal slaughtered, it’s age, the feeding, the exercise it had, male or female, old or young.
This weightloss has to be played by feel and experience.
As a keen sausagemaker and smoker myself, I prefer non producing old sows, better backfat, better taste and all the rest.
I am extremely jealous of what you made though!!!!!!!!