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Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by farmer_Jim, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. farmer_Jim

    farmer_Jim New Egg

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    just wondering if somone could tell me on average how manny lbs are lost from live weight-after butcher
     
  2. Raisinghens

    Raisinghens Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hi farmer _ Jim, I do not yet know what it is with poultry but with cattle dead weight ( skinned and gutted, and the head gone ) is about 60% of the live weight.All the best.
     
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  3. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    70% is a good number to go by, however some claim to have 75% with poultry.

    I think it would be less for livestock.
     
  5. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    For broiler/fryer the yield is about 75%, the waste is about 25%. For a stewing hen the waste is about 30% and the yield about 70%. I got this from the book Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow. It is pretty close. When we weighed some of our first batch of roasters a 12 pound live chicken dressed out about nine pounds,
     
  6. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Great book- that and Pastured Poultry Profits.
     
  7. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great book- that and Pastured Poultry Profits.

    Those are the only two poultry books that I open most.... lol...
     

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