We buy 100 Angus, Hereford, and Angus/Hereford crosses (black baddies) locally in April and rotationally graze them through Fall and often into Winter exclusively on grass. They are moved to fresh grass each day on 180 acres
Per pound, hanging weight, processing and vacuum sealed included.
The finished weight of each breed can vary from 900 to 1300 pounds meaning the hanging weight can vary between 525 and 750 pounds
What is HCW?
Hot carcas weight (HCW) is the weight taken immediately after slaughter, but before final trim. With beef for example, HCW is approximately 60% of live weight.