- 1 How many pounds of meat do you get from hanging weight?
- 2 What is the hanging weight of a 1000 pound steer?
- 3 How much beef do you lose from hanging weight?
- 4 What is the hanging weight of a 300 pound pig?
- 5 Is dressed weight the same as hanging weight?
- 6 At what weight do you butcher a steer?
- 7 How much meat do you get from a 1200 pound steer?
- 8 What is the hanging weight of a 1200 lb steer?
- 9 How long should a beef carcass hang?
- 10 How do you price beef by hanging weight?
- 11 How big is a 250 lb pig?
- 12 What is the average hanging weight of a pig?
- 13 What is the best weight to butcher a pig?
How many pounds of meat do you get from hanging weight?
Once the animal is butchered and hide, head and internal organs removed, it usually weighs about 62 percent of the live weight. This is called the hanging weight. On that 1,300 pound animal that would be about 806 pounds. Most producers figure the quarter/half/whole price based on the hanging weight.
What is the hanging weight of a 1000 pound steer?
In summary, a steer weighing 1,000 pounds on the hoof will average around 430 pounds of retail cuts (steaks, roasts, ground beef, stew beef, etc.).
How much beef do you lose from hanging weight?
During the 14 day dry-aging process (carcasses hanging in the cooler before cutting and packaging), the carcass will shrink a total of 4 to 6 percent from the original HCW. Additional moisture and trimming losses can be expected as carcasses are broken down into retail cuts and ground beef.
What is the hanging weight of a 300 pound pig?
That’s a lot of numbers and quite a range. For my goal of 300 pound pigs, these numbers give a hanging weight of 192-255 and the cuts weighing in at 130-230.
Is dressed weight the same as hanging weight?
You and the butcher may be using a different name for the same piece. Finished cut weight is the amount of meat in retail cuts that is produced from the animal. Hanging weight or carcass weight is the weight of the animal after it has been dressed, i.e., after the initial slaughtering and processing.
At what weight do you butcher a steer?
For example, a 9-month old steer with a hip height of 44.3 inches has a frame score of 4. This steer will be ready for slaughter when it reaches 1100 lbs.
How much meat do you get from a 1200 pound steer?
In other words, from a 1200 pound steer, you can expect a 740 – 770 pound carcass. But from that carcass there is another significant portion that will not end up in your freezer or in the meat case for consumers.
What is the hanging weight of a 1200 lb steer?
The hanging weight is usually about 60% of the live weight. So, a 1200 lb animal would have a hanging weight of 720 lbs (estimated).
How long should a beef carcass hang?
A: Hanging beef in a cooler (at about 38° F) for at least 10 days is recommended to improve tenderness. This process is called aging. This allows the enzymes in the meat to break down the proteins and improve eating quality.
How do you price beef by hanging weight?
Start with your per pound cost of the live animal (as mentioned before, your cost to raise that animal). Divide this amount by 58% to get your “hanging cost.” (That animal is now a “carcass” after it is slaughtered. This determines your new cost per pound at “carcass weight.”)
How big is a 250 lb pig?
So if you measure a pig with a length of 40 and a girth of 50 40 x 50 x 50 / 400 = 250 pound pig.
What is the average hanging weight of a pig?
Pig weight There they are humanely killed and cut into what is called a carcass. The carcass is then reweighed and this is called the “carcass weight” or “hanging weight”. This is the majority of the animal sans the head, organs, feet, blood and skin. The hanging weight is about 70-75% of the “live weight”.
What is the best weight to butcher a pig?
The ideal market hog size is 270 pounds. This means that your pig will ideally weigh around 270 pounds when you butcher him/her. (If it’s a him, make sure that you castrated him at a young age.)