A 1200 lb. steer, ½” of fat, average muscling typically yields a 750-lb. carcass.  The 750-lb. carcass yields approximately:

  • 490 lbs. (65%) of boneless trimmed meat
  • 150 lbs. (20%) of fat trim
  • 110 lbs. (15%) of bone

That 490 pounds then equates to:

  • 185 lbs. (39%) of lean trim or ground beef (whole muscle jerky is an option for some)
  • 85 lbs. (17%) of round roasts and steaks
  • 90 lbs. (18%) of chuck roast and steaks
  • 80 lbs. (16%) of rib and loin steaks
  • 50 lbs. (10%) of other cuts (brisket, flank, short ribs and skirt steak)

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