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

## Pork Yield Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Pork Yield Percentage.

PYP = (WUM / TW) * 100

Variables:

- PYP is the Pork Yield Percentage (%)
- WUM is the weight of usable meat (lbs)
- TW is the total weight of the pig (lbs)

To calculate the Pork Yield Percentage, divide the weight of the usable meat by the total weight of the pig. Multiply the result by 100 to convert the decimal to a percentage. This will give you the yield percentage, which represents the proportion of the pig’s total weight that is usable meat.

## What is a Pork Yield?

A Pork Yield refers to the amount of usable meat that is obtained from a pig after it has been slaughtered and processed. This includes various cuts such as ham, bacon, loin, shoulder, etc. The yield can be influenced by several factors including the pig’s breed, diet, age, and how it was raised. The yield percentage is calculated by dividing the weight of the usable meat by the total weight of the pig.

## How to Calculate Pork Yield?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Pork Yield Percentage.

- First, determine the weight of usable meat (WUM) in pounds.
- Next, determine the total weight of the pig (TW) in pounds.
- Next, use the formula PYP = (WUM / TW) * 100 to calculate the Pork Yield Percentage.
- Finally, calculate the Pork Yield 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 (WUM) = 50 lbs

Total weight of the pig (TW) = 200 lbs