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A single animal produces over 1500 portions of cooked beef

A single animal produces over 1500 portions of cooked beef in line with recommended daily intake.

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

Liveweight

Average liveweight of a steer at slaughter 450kg

Hot Standard Carcase Weight

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

247.5kg

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

178.2kg

Retailed products

90% of saleable meat remains after trimming for retail sale

160.4kg

After household trim and waste, raw beef

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

144.3kg

After cooking

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

101.0kg

Number of lean cooked 65g portions

101kg divided by 65g

1,554

 

Nothing is wasted from the carcase, everything from nose to tail finds a use and market. By-products goto a range of markets including edible uses, pet food, tallow, meat meal, blood meal and hide products.