|| Pork Cutting Information
HOG CARCASS BREAKDOWN
With a market weight of 250 pounds and a yield of 73.6 percent, the typical hog will produce a 184-pound carcass. The carcass will yield approximately 140 pounds of pork and 44 pounds of skin, fat and bone.
Ham - 45 pounds, 24 percent of the carcass 25.5 pounds of cured ham, 2.3 pounds of fresh ham, 5.8 pounds of trimmings and 11.4 pounds of skin, fat and bone
Side (Belly) - 34.9 pounds, 19 percent of the carcass 19 pounds of cured bacon, 5.8 pounds of spareribs, 9.1 pounds of trimmings and 1 pound of fat.
Loin - 33.8 pounds, 18 percent of the carcass
3.2 pounds of backribs, 10.7 pounds of boneless loin, 7.6 pounds of country-style ribs, 5.7 pounds of sirloin roast, 1.6 pounds of tenderloin, 1.6 pounds of trimmings and 3.4 pounds of fat and bone
Picnic - 16.6 pounds, 9 percent of the carcass 12.6 pounds of boneless picnic meat and 4 pounds of skin,
fat and bone
Boston Butt - 14.7 pounds, 8 percent of the carcass 4.4 pounds of blade steaks, 7.8 pounds of blade roast, 1.7 pounds of trimmings and 0.8 pounds of fat
Miscellaneous - 39.2 pounds, 22 percent of the carcass 15.4 pounds of jowls, feet, tail, neck bones, etc., 22 pounds of skin, fat and bone and 1.8 pounds of shrink and miscellaneous loss
Source: National Pork Producers Council
***How lean or fat a pig is will change the average yields noted above