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A single animal produces over 1,500 portions of cooked beef

This would provide the recommended dietary red meat intake for seven adults for a year.


Average liveweight of a steer at slaughter 450kg

Hot Standard Carcase Weight

55% of liveweight remains after removing the head, hide, hooves and offal


Saleable meat

72% of hot standard carcase weight remains after the removal of most bones, apart from those sold at retail such as T-bone


Retailed products

90% of saleable meat remains after trimming for retail sale


After household trim and waste, raw beef

90% of the purchased product remains after final trimming and preparation


After cooking

Around 70% of raw weight remains after cooking due to evaporation and loss of pan juices


Number of lean cooked 65g portions

101kg divided by 65g