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Q: How Much Meat on a Cow? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: How Much Meat on a Cow?
Category: Family and Home > Food and Cooking
Asked by: spurious-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 25 May 2003 20:08 PDT
Expires: 24 Jun 2003 20:08 PDT
Question ID: 208697
How much saleable meat is there on typical beef cattle?

Deliverable: Approximate total figure in Kg or lbs.  This is a $2
question; no explanation, links, search criteria, or other
unprofitable use of your time is necessary.

Scoring: Include/ exclude offal as the data comes, but specify if the
figure is with or without and ditto cooked/ uncooked weight (for your
5th star).  Any other plausible answer gets 4.

Tips: I plan to post follow-up quesions on pork and chicken, so if you
come across similar info for these in the course of your research,
I'll tip a dollar each, but you can still score full marks on beef

Subject: Re: How Much Meat on a Cow?
Answered By: journalist-ga on 25 May 2003 21:15 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Greetings Spurious:

I located a chart at that stated 
"These are some very general guidelines to help estimate meat yields
from the Sustainable Farming Association's Locally Produced Meat Fact
Sheet Series...Weights are in pounds."
                                       Beef   Pork   Lamb  
Live weight, whole animal              1000    250     95  
Hanging weight (after slaughter)       682     175     40  
Total meat yield after processing      550     165     33  

This is uncooked.

As for chicken, I didn't locate that information but I certainly
tried.  :)  Please forgive that I did not follow your directives to
not post my search strategy and links but a GA Researcher is bound by
contract to show each customer how results are acheived and where the
information may be located for confirmation.  Should you require any
clarification of the links or information I have provided, please
request it and I will be happy to respond.


percent usable meat per beef cow
percent usable meat per chicken
percent usable meat per pig
percent saleable meat per beef cow
percent saleable meat per chicken
percent saleable meat per pig
usable meat live slaughter pork
processing chicken % usable meat
processing chicken usable meat
usable meat live slaughter chicken
percent of chicken meat of deboned chicken
spurious-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Excellent. Just right.

Subject: Re: How Much Meat on a Cow?
From: journalist-ga on 26 May 2003 07:52 PDT
Thank you for your rating, comments and added generosity!  I see you
gave me $1 for including lamb and I didn't anticipate that - it was
just in the chart.  Thanx!
Subject: Re: How Much Meat on a Cow?
From: meatman-ga on 04 Aug 2003 23:12 PDT
You can find a very detailed chart of the % of each primal cut found
on a average beef at the link below:

It details the % and average weight of the primal cuts on an average
Angus Steer.

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