Carcass Weight- The weight of an animal after slaughter and removal of most internal organs, head, and hide. On average, for feedlot steers and heifers, a beef carcass is about 63% of the weight of the live animal. For cull cow and bulls, the dressing percentage is lower.
This is where you can find research-based information from America's land-grant universities enabled by eXtension.org
Bovine Respiratory Disease
This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.