Enter the weight of usable meat and the total weight of the animal into the calculator to determine the Butcher Yield. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

## Butcher Yield Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Butcher Yield.

BY = (WM / TW) * 100

Variables:

- BY is the Butcher Yield (%)
- WM is the weight of usable meat obtained after butchering (lbs)
- TW is the total weight of the animal before slaughter (lbs)

To calculate the Butcher Yield, divide the weight of usable meat obtained after butchering by the total weight of the animal before slaughter. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it into a percentage. This will give you the Butcher Yield, which represents the percentage of the animal’s total weight that is usable meat.

## What is a Butcher Yield?

A Butcher Yield refers to the amount of usable meat obtained from an animal carcass after it has been butchered. It is usually expressed as a percentage of the total weight of the animal before it was slaughtered. The yield can vary depending on several factors such as the species and breed of the animal, its age, diet, and how the meat is cut and trimmed.

## How to Calculate Butcher Yield?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Butcher Yield.

- First, determine the weight of usable meat obtained after butchering (WM) in pounds.
- Next, determine the total weight of the animal before slaughter (TW) in pounds.
- Next, use the formula BY = (WM / TW) * 100 to calculate the Butcher Yield.
- Finally, calculate the Butcher Yield as a percentage.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

weight of usable meat obtained after butchering (WM) = 50 lbs

total weight of the animal before slaughter (TW) = 200 lbs