Handbook of Australian Meat 7th Edition AusMeatInternational Red Meat Manual
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WEIGHT RANGES & YIELD GUIDE

The size of a primal cut depends mostly on the size of an animal. Therefore, compared with a smaller animal, a larger animal will generally produce larger primal cuts. Specifying the required weight range for a primal cut can reduce waste and ensure product integrity. However, this can add to the cost of the cut.

Use the Beef Carcases and Primal Cut Weight Ranges and Yield Guide chart to find out what weights are available and order the primal that best suits your requirements.

Carcase - Primal Cut Weight Ranges
PRIMAL CUT H.A.M. No. carcase % 160-180kg 180-220kg 220-260kg 260-300kg
TOPSIDE 2000 TOPSIDE 2000 6.2% 5.0 - 5.6 5.6 - 6.8 6.8 - 8.0 8.0 - 9.3
OUTSIDE 2030 OUTSIDE 2030 5.7% 4.6 - 5.1 5.1 - 6.3 6.3 - 7.4 7.4 - 8.5
OUTSIDE FLAT 2050 OUTSIDE FLAT 2050 3.8% 3.0 - 3.4 3.4 - 4.2 4.2 - 5.0 5.0 - 5.7
EYE ROUND 2040 EYE ROUND 2040 1.4% 1.1 - 1.3 1.3 - 1.5 1.5 - 1.8 1.8 - 2.1
THICK FLANK 2060 THICK FLANK 2060 3.7% 3.0 - 3.3 3.3 - 4.1 4.1 - 4.8 4.8 - 5.5
KNUCKLE 2070 KNUCKLE 2070 3.3% 2.6 - 3.0 3.0 - 3.6 3.6 - 4.3 4.3 - 4.9
D-RUMP 2100 D-RUMP 2100 3.8% 3.0 - 3.4 3.4 - 4.2 4.2 - 5.0 5.0 - 5.7
SHORT LOIN (1R) 1552 SHORT LOIN (1R) 1552 5.5% 4.4 - 5.0 5.0 - 6.0 6.0 - 7.2 7.2 - 8.3
STRIPLOIN (3R) 2140 STRIPLOIN (3R) 2140 3% 2.4 - 2.7 2.7 - 3.3 3.3 - 3.9 3.9 - 4.5
STRIPLOIN (1R) 2142 STRIPLOIN (1R) 2142 4.4% 3.5 - 4.0 4.0 - 4.8 4.8 - 5.7 5.7 - 6.6
PRIMAL CUT H.A.M. No. carcase % 160-180kg 180-220kg 220-260kg 260-300kg
TENDERLOIN 2150 TENDERLOIN 2150 1.6% 1.3 - 1.4 1.4 - 1.8 1.8 - 2.1 2.1 - 2.4
CUBE ROLL (5R) 2240 CUBE ROLL (5R) 2240 1.7% 1.4 - 1.5 1.5 - 1.9 1.9 - 2.2 2.2 - 2.6
CUBE ROLL (8R) 2244 CUBE ROLL (8R) 2244 2.8% 2.2 - 2.5 2.5 - 3.1 3.1 - 3.6 3.6 - 4.2
BLADE 2300 BLADE 2300 5.5% 4.4 - 5.0 5.0 - 6.0 6.0 - 7.2 7.2 - 8.3
CHUCK ROLL (5R) 2275 CHUCK ROLL (5R) 2275 4.8% 3.8 - 4.3 4.3 - 5.3 5.3 - 6.2 6.2 - 7.2
CHUCK TENDER 2310 CHUCK TENDER 2310 0.9% .75 - .80 .80 - 1.0 1.0 - 1.2 1.2 - 1.4
SHORT RIBS (5R) 1690 SHORT RIBS (5R) 1690 2% 1.6 - 1.8 1.8 - 2.2 2.2 - 2.6 2.6 - 3.0
BRISKET POINT END (6R) 2332 BRISKET POINT END (6R) 2332 3.8% 3.0 - 3.4 3.4 - 4.2 4.2 - 5.0 5.0 - 5.7
BRISKET NAVEL END (6R) 2342 BRISKET NAVEL END (6R) 2342 3.3% 2.6 - 3.0 3.0 - 3.6 3.6 - 4.3 4.3 - 4.9
PRIMAL CUT H.A.M. No. carcase % 160-180kg 180-220kg 220-260kg 260-300kg
  Carcase - Primal Cut Weight Ranges

This chart can be used to identify the average primal weight from various carcase weight ranges.  This information is to be used as a GUIDE ONLY.