[Jacob-list] Locker Lamb/ dress out percentages?
patchworkfibers at alltel.net
Wed Nov 8 17:12:59 EST 2006
That's handy information to have.
Registered Jacob Sheep, Angora Rabbits, Handspun Yarn
>> I'm really curious as to what everyone is getting as far as the
>> ratio of live weight to carcass weight.
>> I had live weights on 7 lambs this year and I kept
>> track of hanging weights, etc. These lambs weighed from 60 to 79
>> lbs, a couple were shorn, and 2 were ewe lambs. I didn't have the
>> info on the heavier lambs that I sold earlier. Here's what I
>> figured out:
>> Hanging weight was 50% of live weight.
>> Meat weight was 80% of hanging weight.
>> Meat weight was 40% of live weight.
>> Robin Lynde
>> Meridian Jacobs
>> Vacaville, CA
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