Click on the link below to estimate how much beef your Belted Galloways might yield.
If you mouse over the Cut you will see a popup, like below, of an image of the cut and where it is from on the carcass.
The Beef Cutout Calculator was developed to assist cattlemen in predicting approximate sub-primal yields and cutout values of beef cattle. The interactive format of the calculator allows for producers and the meat trade to rapidly vary carcass carcass/live weights, Yield Grades, and/or yield grade factors to ascertain expected cut-out weights and USDA Choice and USDA Select dollar values for all carcass cuts generated. USDA Choice and USDA Select prices/values remain current by uploading the past week’s USDA-AMS National Weekly Beef prices for Boxed Beef Cutout & Cuts – Negotiated Sales automatically. All cuts are trimmed to ¼ of an inch of fat.
Beltie Yield and Quality
Yield grade is a numerical value from 1 to 5 based upon the yield of boneless, closely trimmed retail cuts from the round, loin, rib and chuck. These four wholesale cuts make up 75% of the weight, but 90 % of carcass value. Yields range from 1 to 5, with a yield grade of 1 having the highest degree and a yield grade of 5 having the lowest. Most Galloway producers see a value in the 2 to 3 range. Yield numbers in this range are desireable because it means that there is an increased percent of retail cuts, yet the animal should hav enough finish to fall in the Select to Choice quality grades.