We use the Formula:
"Wet Weight" - 46% (Shrinkage, Bones, Fat etc...) = Your Take Home Meat
A 1300 pound animal will have an approx wet weight of 780 +/- Pounds
Wet Weight 780lbs - 46% = 421 Pounds of Take Home Meat
* Because we Dry Age our beef it will yield slightly less than beef that has been wet aged, but we feel the flavour and tenderness more than makes up for the difference. *
How much beef will a family of 4 need?
Each family will be different depending on the amount of beef you will be eating in a week.
Here is some simple math for you:
Whole Beef: 425+/- pounds / 52 weeks = 8.17 pounds a week.
Half Beef: 200+/- pounds /52 weeks = 3.8 pounds a week.