The Weight of Meat on an Animal collection Whitetail Buck (male)approximates the weight of meat on one of several common meat animals based on either its field-dressed or live weight.
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose the equation appropriate to the animal you want to calculate. The formulas are as follows:
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The amount of meat yielded from an animal can be generally calculated based on some approximations of meat, bone, and hide ratios relative to the average example of that animal. Obviously not all animals are similar in yield, there is far more meat on a steer than on a deer or goat.
Although it is impossible to calculate exactly how much meat an animal will yield before hand, and it will vary depending on the body composition of the particular animal, these calculators can get you a reasonably close approximation of what you can expect.
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