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Old 12-07-2017, 10:29 AM   #1
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So, how many lbs of deer meet do you get back after processing??!!

Seems like I am coming up shy or is my processor just doing his job and removing all the excess membranes and such?

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Old 12-07-2017, 10:31 AM   #2
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You shoot a 60# doe dressed?
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:31 AM   #3
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how big was the doe dressed and live?
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:32 AM   #4
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Was that a doe or buck? Any added fat? or just pure deer?
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:33 AM   #5
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I wold say that is pretty close. We to a deer and pig to the processor, but we cleaned all the meat and it was ready to put in the grinder. We had sixty four pounds of cleaned meat and got back pretty close to that.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:35 AM   #6
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About 90 pounds dressed ? Seem correct to me. About 1/3 is Hyde, 1/3 bones and 1/3 of the total weight is meat
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:35 AM   #7
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thats about right.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:37 AM   #8
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Did not weigh total deer. I would say he was 100# or so on the hoof.

I just dropped two off this morning when I picked up this one. Wish I would of weighed the total cooler so I could compare what I got back.


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Old 12-07-2017, 10:37 AM   #9
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Oh yeah, itís just hamburger, chili meat and tenderized blackstrap.


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Old 12-07-2017, 10:38 AM   #10
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When I got my doe processed a few weeks back, I ended up with 24pks of hamburger(1lb) and 25 pks(1lb) of link sausage. I steaked the backstraps out myself and vaccumed sealed. This doe was 119lb live weight.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:38 AM   #11
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If I had got sausage or such other meat would of been added.


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Old 12-07-2017, 10:40 AM   #12
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I would say that is spot on. You can figure roughly 40% of live weight

Yes they will cleanup the meat from tendons, fat so on so forth
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:40 AM   #13
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From everything I have gotten that looks to be about right.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:41 AM   #14
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Pretty close imo.

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Old 12-07-2017, 10:43 AM   #15
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I took a doe to one processor last year and got less than 25 lbs of meat for about $90. The one I use now got 111 lbs off the last 2 I took to them, 1 buck and 1 doe. That's all with me quartering and cleaning. I have heard stories of some of these small time processors skimming, but I am sure some of that is just waste from excess trimming.

My current processor is a full time USDA facility that buys and processes livestock year round, and charges by the lb rather than a flat rate for a deer. I find it more reasonable that way because I don't spend an arm and a leg if my deer is kinda small.

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Old 12-07-2017, 10:48 AM   #16
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I took in 4 quarters, the back strap and neck meat of a 180# (on the hoof) buck I killed a couple weeks ago and got 60# back. 20# pan sausage and the rest hamburger.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:49 AM   #17
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Every mature doe I shoot yields almost the same every time.

Back strap cut in half
Tenderloins whole
Grind everything else.... always 21-23#

Mature buck processed same way
35-38# ground
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:51 AM   #18
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30lbs of meat for a doe or smal buck is about right.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:54 AM   #19
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I was told you take the live weight and subtract 1/3 for guts. Then you subtract 1/3 for skin and bones.

My sons 200 pound deer this year gave us 90# of meat. So that is close. We had a ton of meat made into jerky.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:58 AM   #20
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About 90 pounds dressed ? Seem correct to me. About 1/3 is Hyde, 1/3 bones and 1/3 of the total weight is meat
These are the same numbers we use to estimate yield in usable meat, and they have held true over time. Yield can be increased if you consider adding what others discard - such as rib meat, brisket, neck, organs (heart, kidneys, liver - which we feed to the dogs), etc.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:04 AM   #21
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This isn't a deer, it was a pig but it kinda gives you an idea of yield.
This the weight of the pig before I started processing.


This is after I gutted him.


And this is after I skinned him and removed the head and feet. He still had the bones because I was going to put him on the smoker whole.
Quite a difference.


Now just imagine if I had deboned him.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:16 AM   #22
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Backstraps just look punny to me. Seems like I am missing some.


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Old 12-07-2017, 11:25 AM   #23
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Only way you will ever know is if you weigh it deboned when you drop it off. Then you still dont know how it was handled. I enjoy processing it myself. Its so dang cheap now to drop it off though. Buddy got his done for $35.

But its easy to do youself, and a good reason to drink cold beer.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:29 AM   #24
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Oh yeah, itís just hamburger, chili meat and tenderized blackstrap.
You're good then.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:37 AM   #25
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Buy a grinder and vacuum sealer. Take a couple hours and knock it out. Pretty easy with the right equipment.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:38 AM   #26
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Shot a 110# (field dressed weight) buck this year got back right about 50# from CCR. They did a nice job at a fair price.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:39 AM   #27
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But that does seem about right to me. He may have a little more than a pound in each pack. I usually do roughly 1.25# in my hamburger packs, no fat added.
Edit: I'm an idiot, you weighed it. Carry on..
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:42 AM   #28
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I got 94lbs. of deboned from 200lb buck
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:43 AM   #29
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Nothing seems wrong with the amount for got back. Kill bigger deer!
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:45 AM   #30
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I think what you got back was pretty spot on.

I will also say that if the norm for you is what you did with this deer (just basically the meat, no sausage, jerky, etc) then spend a couple hundred bucks on some basic equipment and do it yourself in a matter of a couple hours. Then you know for sure who the meat belongs to.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:47 AM   #31
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I work at a processor and that's spot on for a deer that size. I'm actually surprised you got as much blackstrap back as you did. On average for us a deer that size will yield 4 to 6 packs of 4 blackstrap steaks.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:49 AM   #32
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yeah that sounds about spot on, i did 2 good does last week. i only weighed the grind with added fat and it came out to 32lbs....figure with straps,steaks and roast 60lbs or so for the both.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:33 PM   #33
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That sounds close. I normally debone first and then take to processor. He weighs all meat on the spot so I know what Ive got. There is no guessing this way.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:44 PM   #34
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Most folks think they should get more meat from a deer. If you really trim it good they don't produce much.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:51 PM   #35
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I grind everything but backstrap and tendyís and then grind 60/40 w/ pork butts. Prior to grinding the most Iíve gotten off a bigger buck is about 38 lbs. but my wife and I are pretty thorough on cutting out bad stuff. Does I only get 20-25 lbs boned out meat. Again these numbers donít include straps or tenders.


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