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· Retired Coastie
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Slaughtered several Jersey Steers in the past few years. Looked at my slaughterhouse tickets and my in freezer yeild was 44-47%...One fine meat I'll tell you. I have two Jerseys in my pastures right now...yummy
 

· Retired Coastie
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apryl...Jersey meat is tender and sweet unlike most other breeds. The fat has a yellow tint which is beta caradine. Usually slaughter at 18 months or older. Jerseys are a slow growing animal but worth the wait. My steers get small amounts of grain throughout their lifetime, but will increase greatly for the last two months. I never pen the animal, pasture life till the last sun sets...Topside
 

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Ok found the paperwork. Live weight 975, dressed weight 535, dressing percentage 54.87%. Their dressed weight is the hanging weight. Each slaughterhouse uses different terms for the same thing...Anyway there are the number right off my ticket...Topside
 

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Apryl, yes that's a reasonable price....Considering all the work that went into a almost weaned calf. I wouldn't charge less if I was the seller, in fact I'd charge more, that's for sure. Ask the dairyman if he feels the calf still needs milk on the day of purchase? If he feels it still does, how much and mention milk replacer.....I've raise many calves for other people, that is a good price, enjoy your new calf....Pictures are coming soon I'm sure....Topside
 
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