Weight of meat on a goat

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The Weight of Meat on a Goat calculator approximates the weight of meat on a goat based on its weight, either live or dressed.

INSTRUCTIONS: Choose weight units and enter the following:

  • (Weight)  This is the weight of the goat. It can be either the live or dressed weight.
  • (Type)  This is the  weight type of the goat. Options are live weight or dressed weight (also known as hanging weight or carcass).

Weight of Meat: The calculator computes the approximate weight (W) of meat on the goat in pounds. However, this can be automatically converted to other weight units (e.g. kilograms) via the pull-down window.

Read our Blog about the deer meat calculators: How much meat is on my deer

General Information

The amount of meat yielded from a goat can be generally calculated based on some approximations. The dressed or hanging weight can be assumed to be around 44-47% of the live weight. About 55-57% of the carcass weight will end up as usable meat. This value can vary due to many factors such as boneless or bone-in cuts, the amount of fat left on cuts and not trimmed,  the ratio of fat to lean in any  ground meat,  the fat and muscle composition of the specific animal, the specific breed of goat, and more.

Obviously it is impossible to calculate exactly how much meat a goat will yield before hand, and other people may assume a higher or lower percentage of the animal will be meat  but this equation will give you a decent ballpark idea of what you can expect.

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