Factors Affecting Dressing Percentage in Market Goats

from research presented in "Preparing to Sell Goats" – Paul Greenwood, New South Wales Agriculture

ted as (hot carcass weight / live weight) * 100)
can vary widely for goat kids from about 35% to 55% with 45% being average for carcasses with both the hide and head off.

Dressing percentage is affected by: