live weight to dressed

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bluep, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. bluep

    bluep Out Of The Brooder

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    does any one know the dressed weight is compared to alive muscovy duck percentage is
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Arent most animals ~66%?
     
  3. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that for poultry it is about a 2 pound difference between live and dressed.
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I think it's closer to only a 25% difference from live to butcher weight, a 6lbs live bird should dress out to around 4lbs.
     
  5. Bucky182

    Bucky182 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what my experience in farming and what I have read it is something like 25% loss on a chicken, Cattle is about 40% loss after all processing (That depends also on breed an Angus will have less loss than a Holstien or a bigger boned continental breed) a hog is somewhere around 30-40 percent. Remember these numbers are live to completely dressed and packaged. There is allot of fat and bone cut out of a hog or beef once it has been aged and then cut up.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    In LF/Standard chickens I'd say an average 2 lb difference.
     
  7. okie2

    okie2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Would this hold true for turkeys too?
    34 lb. would dress out 8.5 pounds less or 25.5 lbs. at 25%
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yes !!! at least it does on my BBW's.
     
  9. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CornishX dress out at 80%.
     
  10. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A 6 lb chicken that dresses at 4 lbs is a 33% loss. Come on Al! lol
     

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