Congrats on the fine harvest ans thanks for sharing another great thread.
I know that you (esp. with your many years of experience in doing so) try to save as much meat as possible when you do it yourself, but what would be an expected yield if one takes it to a reputable processing place.
I'm leaning towards 150 to 200 lbs, as most don't bother with trimming meat off ribs or trimming close to bones.
Some of my friends were dissatisfied from their yield last year as they were expecting more. My co-worker shot a mature cow and got IIRC 80 lbs of meat. When I told them it's a reasonable yield, they disagreed so I told them if they do not like the game processing yield to to it themselves.
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