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Posted: 1/20/2015 4:23:36 PM EST
Thinking about putting in for a cow/calf buffalo tag this year.

Odds are roughly 1/3 to draw as a resident.

Supposing I do pull and am successful, these buff can weigh around 1,000 pounds.

How much meat you think I would yield from an animal that size? trying to figure out how many guys to take if I draw.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:25:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 4:29:48 PM EST by bigrob83]
roughly 650-700 low end

somewhere I am sure a chart exist but lots of factors come into play
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:25:38 PM EST
I have a friend that has a herd. I'll ask.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:28:02 PM EST
1400lb steer usually gets us between 650-750lbs of meat.

Buffalo probably a little different but there's a ballpark.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:28:58 PM EST
Maybe 400 lbs.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:29:34 PM EST
Hanging weight would be about 660, packaged depends how you cut it up. Bone it out and you would have about 430 lbs. At least thats how it works on beef I am told.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:29:59 PM EST
Packaged weight is usually about 40% of live weight.

Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:30:08 PM EST
probably 500 boned meat, think about it probably 150 pounds guts, hide and head 150, bones and trimmings another 200
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:30:23 PM EST
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Thanks.

I figure it'll be different from cows as they probably don't have as thick a hide as buffalo but a ballpark would be great.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:30:27 PM EST
on a 1000 pd animal I would expect to see 400-600 pds of processed meat....
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:30:39 PM EST
87lbs.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:31:54 PM EST
Depends if you want the pink slime.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:32:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By IchWarrior:
Packaged weight is usually about 40% of live weight.

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This is what I have always been told as well.

Of course, that all depends on how good of a butcher you are.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:32:01 PM EST
A buffalo will yeild ya 3-5sq ft deep freezers full of wonderfully packaged meat
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:32:03 PM EST
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Thanks.

I figure it'll be different from cows as they probably don't have as thick a hide as buffalo but a ballpark would be great.
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Originally Posted By dillehayd:
I have a friend that has a herd. I'll ask.



Thanks.

I figure it'll be different from cows as they probably don't have as thick a hide as buffalo but a ballpark would be great.


He has a herd of Buffalo. ;)
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:32:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sel366:
87lbs.
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Pics of wife/SO
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:34:31 PM EST
not sure how much you can get off this one...

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He has a herd of Buffalo. ;)
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Originally Posted By mdguy90:
Originally Posted By dillehayd:
I have a friend that has a herd. I'll ask.



Thanks.

I figure it'll be different from cows as they probably don't have as thick a hide as buffalo but a ballpark would be great.


He has a herd of Buffalo. ;)


Sweet.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:35:14 PM EST
With deer. It's about half the gutted weight in boneless meat.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:35:53 PM EST
50% live weight is a good guess...

750lb Corriente netted us a little over 400lbs hanging weight.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:36:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 4:37:14 PM EST by Foxxz]
Around 50% hanging weight.

Around 30-40% final package weight.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:38:16 PM EST
The dressing percentage can be calculated (for beef): Dressing Percentage (DP)= (Carcass Weight / Live Weight) x 100. Different species tend to average different DP's. Beef cattle average 62%, steers 59%,
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 4:44:52 PM EST
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45% to 55% or 450lbs to 550lbs of edible tasty meat.
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Sweet.
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Originally Posted By dillehayd:
Originally Posted By mdguy90:
Originally Posted By dillehayd:
I have a friend that has a herd. I'll ask.



Thanks.

I figure it'll be different from cows as they probably don't have as thick a hide as buffalo but a ballpark would be great.


He has a herd of Buffalo. ;)


Sweet.

He said he gets 600 per 1000 of animal, pasture raised.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 6:49:54 PM EST
200 lbs of meat normal people would eat.

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87lbs.



Pics of wife/SO



Link Posted: 1/20/2015 6:56:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bigrob83:
roughly 650-700 low end

somewhere I am sure a chart exist but lots of factors come into play
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Lol

600 is closer.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 6:57:17 PM EST
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Sounds about right.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 7:00:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By spuddicus:
1400lb steer usually gets us between 650-750lbs of meat.

Buffalo probably a little different but there's a ballpark.
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IIRC buffalo yield less meat due to heavier hide and bone structure. Don't remember how much less though.

Good luck getting a tag, have fun.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 7:10:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bigrob83:
roughly 650-700 low end

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That's high end. I bet 550-650
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 8:10:40 PM EST
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That's high end. I bet 550-650
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Originally Posted By bigrob83:
roughly 650-700 low end

somewhere I am sure a chart exist but lots of factors come into play


That's high end. I bet 550-650


Correct. I was wrong
Last steer we did was 1200 not a 1000.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 8:12:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 8:12:45 PM EST by brahm]
depends how many times you gotta shoot it.


Link Posted: 1/20/2015 8:18:26 PM EST
If it's a goat, about 5 lbs or so.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 8:22:46 PM EST
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If it's a goat, about 5 lbs or so.
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thats 5lbs of good eatin'!
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 8:26:49 PM EST
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This. I'm voting well under 500...
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thats 5lbs of good eatin'!
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Originally Posted By CaverX:
If it's a goat, about 5 lbs or so.


thats 5lbs of good eatin'!


Not arguing that, I like some cabrasos.

Damn things fight you even after they're dead though.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 8:41:49 PM EST
I weighed a buck before and after field dressing and he lost 15%. Removing , head, skin, and boning it I would guess 35-40% more, leaving you in the neighborhood of 45-50%.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 8:43:37 PM EST
Ive often thought of taking a Buffalo with the .454 just for the meat and the hide.

I'd like a nice young Bull for the eating. Ive taken some decent sized game. Bear, Elk, Moose, African Eland. Of them all my fave was Eland and moose. In Newfoundland the moose eat blueberries and the meat is sweet.

Im very fond of Buffalo as well and eat it whenever I can get it. Good luck.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 8:46:04 PM EST
don't forget the marrow bones
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Won't come anywhere close to that.

Including fat you may get 400-450 lbs at best out of an 1000 lb animal.
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