Distribution of Retail Cuts in Dairy Kids
HOW MUCH DOES A BUCKLING WEIGH IN PARTS?
Carol Delaney, Small Ruminant Dairy Specialist, UVM, 200B Terrill Hall, Burlington, VT 05405
802-656-0915, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.uvm.edu/sustainableagriculture/smallrumi.html
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Raising dairy bucklings for the purpose of clearing and fertilizing land gives a by-product of meat for the freezer. The brush and trees were already fenced in and 7 bucklings inhabited this 1-2 acre area from September 14 until the first one was harvested on October 30th (the other 6 were done on November 18 th and 25 th). He was the largest of the June born males (I was told June) weighing in
at 78 pounds live weight at slaughter.
After home slaughtering and dressing, this was the breakdown of that buck yielded (he was not fasted and had a full belly in the evening)
|Live weight (78 lbs)|
|LBS||% of livewt|
|back, bone in||3.215||4.12|