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At what weight do you slaughter a cow?
Last Updated: 10th April, 2020
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In this regard, how long does it take for a cow to reach slaughter weight?
At the end of this phase the young cattle is sold or passed to the “Finishing Operation”; this is generally a penned facility, the cattle is fed rich grain ration and will reach a weight of 1300 to 1500 lbs. at approximately 18 months age. At the end of this phase the cattle is sent to a slaughter facility.
Furthermore, how much meat do you get from a 1200 pound cow? So, in other words, you start with a 1200 pound steer, which has a dressing percent of 63%, so that you have a 750 pound carcass. From that you will get about 65% of the carcass weight, or roughly 490 pounds, as boneless, trimmed beef.
Also, what is the best age to slaughter a cow?
The highest quality beef comes from animals that are under 36 months of age. Old cows produce highly acceptable beef if properly fattened and processed. Depending on the calf and the feeding regime, calves are best slaughtered between three and 16 weeks of age.
How much meat do you get from a 500 pound cow?
A 1200-pound beef animal will yield a hot carcass weight of approximately 750 pounds. Once cooled, the carcass weight will be approximately 730 pounds. When de-boned and trimmed, there will be approximately 500 pounds of trimmed and de- boned meat for wrapping and freezing.