sedrick_hall":2eumjr95 said:I recently butchered an angus/limousin x heifer. Her hanging weight was 670 lbs. What percent of the live weight is the hanging weight?
im not understanding this right,are you saying from a steer thats hanging weight was 731# you brought home 505# of wrapped meatSusie David":2revxqp2 said:We average 61% though the national average is listed as 62.2%
Brought a steer home yesterday that yielded 505# of meat packages from a 731# hanging steer, not weighing the variety meats.
Susie David":2xa7alma said:That is correct....steer hung at 731# and we had 505# in the freezer...not counting liver, heart, tongue, tail, sweetbreads or bones. Right on our average from a 1198# on the hoof.
Got to remember that cows are like people...some are just bigger and some are fatter than others.
We have found that the fatter steers are the lower yielding ones so avoid raising a real fatty.