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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bluep, Oct 22, 2011.
does any one know the dressed weight is compared to alive muscovy duck percentage is
Arent most animals ~66%?
I was told that for poultry it is about a 2 pound difference between live and dressed.
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.
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.
In LF/Standard chickens I'd say an average 2 lb difference.
Quote:Would this hold true for turkeys too?
34 lb. would dress out 8.5 pounds less or 25.5 lbs. at 25%
Yes !!! at least it does on my BBW's.
CornishX dress out at 80%.
Quote:A 6 lb chicken that dresses at 4 lbs is a 33% loss. Come on Al! lol