what would be the expected yeid ?

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by cal1956, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    just bought a meat band saw and am thinking about buying 1/2 cow , what should i expect the yeild to be in steaks , roasts and ground beef  ?  ( talking about 1 inch steaks )
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This about about what you'll get. For a half you'll get around 275 pounds of meat +/-. Around 125 pounds will be burger. And the remaining 150 pounds will be steak, roasts ribs, etc.

    Keep in mind some of this depends on the size of cow. But that is about what we averaged when we raised them with a friend. This will fill an empty full size upright freezer, so be prepared.

    If the other parties don't want the tongue and heart see if you can get those. Excellent items to smoke!
  3. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    thanks , we don't want any thing to do with the  tongue or other organs
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Send them to me!
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You say a cow. Is it really a cow? Had calves? If so it won't yield as well. We raise butcher beef. All steers or heifers. They yield 60% of live weight. Don't know of the % of each cut.

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