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How Much Meat From a Hog?

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Here is a great rundown on how much meat you can expect to net from a hog. It is from Devine Meats.

 

Here is a little education for all the hunters out there who expect an ice chest full of sausage when they drop off a big boar for processing.
We shot this pig, in the head mind you, and recorded all the breakdowns and percentages of the carcass.
180# = 100% live weight
60# = 33% Head hide and hooves
25#. =14%. Guts
95#. =53%. Hot weight carcass yield

Bone out weight was 68# which is 38% of live weight or 71% of carcass weight. Mind you it was head shot and boned out by professionals and very well conditioned off a peanut farm.
So basically most hunters can expect 1/3 or less bone out weight of live weight on most leaner hogs especially if they are blown through the shoulders with a small cannon.

 

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Very good info -- and seems right on the money from what I've seen over the years.

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Yep , have a lot of lose on any critter , cows , deer , hogs etc.

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