Yield of Market Livestock
How much meat will you get?
Live weight is what the animal weighs when you purchase it. Carcass weight is what the animal weighs after the head, feet, viscera, blood, and hide are removed. This will amount to the following percentage of live weight for each species:
– Beef 60%
– Swine 70%
– Lamb 50%
– Goat 45-60%
– Rabbit 60%
– Turkey 75%
– Chicken 70-75%
Yield for freezer will be the actual pounds of meat after bone and fat are removed from the carcass. Percentage of carcass weight is:
– Beef 70% of 5%
– Swine 51% of 2%
– Lamb 45% of 5%
– 1,150 lb. steer with carcass wt. of 690 lbs. yield approximately 500 to 550lbs. of edible meat.
– 220 lb. hog with carcass wt. of 154 lbs. yields approximately 78 lbs. of edible meat.
– 120 lb. lamb with carcass wt. of 60 lbs. yield approximately 27 lbs. of edible meat.
Transportation, slaughter, cut, wrap and freeze charges are in addition to the purchase price of large animals. If you are handling your own meat processing there will be no additional charges. Small animal exhibitors are required to deliver poultry and rabbits to buyers butchered and dressed within two weeks of fair unless another date has been agreed upon between the buyer and seller.
Local Processing Options:
Delta Meat & Sausage 1-800-794-4206
Fully USDA Inspected Facility
*Transportation and delivery available. Please call ahead.
Beef up to 1200 lbs. $100
(Based on Incoming Weight)
Beef cut & wrap $.65 lb.
Swine $1.25 lb.
Goat/Lamb $2.25 lb.
All prices are subject and could change. Call to confirm slaughter and processing prices.
What the Market Livestock Project means to youth
The Market Livestock Program is an educational program for youth enrolled in 4-H & FFA. Involvement in market livestock projects helps our youth to:
– Develop leadership and responsibility
– Work cooperatively with others
– Gain knowledge and skills needed for quality livestock production
– Keep accurate records (record books for each member’s livestock projects will be available for viewing)
– Make management and business decisions
– Help sustain Alaskan agricultural enterprises
MARKET LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS
Judging will occur during the Deltana Fair. This is a great time to come and see the livestock. Sale order in the auction will be based on order of placing in the market class, starting with Grand Champion and descending. This information will be available in the auction program.
Market livestock and their showmen will be available in the barn the day of the auction. This is a great time to meet and talk to the youth who have raised these animals.
Bids for large livestock will be placed in dollars and sold by the pound. Small livestock will be bid by the pen or individually. All market livestock will be sold to the highest bidder.
There will be a photo session following the auction. All buyers and sellers are invited and encouraged to have their picture taken with the animals. A complementary picture will be sent to each buyer.