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At what weight do you slaughter a cow?
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.
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.
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.