Broilers

Fryers

Young roasters

Capons

Hens

Average all classes

Number of birds.........

13

14

9

10

16

62

Drawn weight......

97.0

97.4

97.5

99.1

98.5

97.9

Cooked weight.....

71.8

75.9

79.1

71.1

68.8

73.3

Fat loss...........

....

....

4.1

12.1

12.6

.... . .

Moisture loss......

....

....

14.2

16.2

17.1

....

Total cooking loss . ....

25.0

21.6

18.3

28.3

29.7

22.6

Weight of inedible cooked portion. . .

20.3

17.6

20.0

14.3

14.9

17.4

Weight of cooked meat............

51.4

58.1

59.0

56.7

54.0

55.8

Weight of drippings.

1.0

....

8.9

17.5

16.3

....

Weight of cooked meat and drip-pings ...........

52.4

.....

67.9

74.2

70.3

....

Table 37 Cost of Edible Meat for Different Classes of Poultry (Lowe and Vernon)

Live weight average, pounds

Dressed weight average, pounds

Cost per pound dressed weight

Cost per pound cooked meat

Cost per pound edible meat plus drippings

Broilers...........

1.87

1. 67

$0. 40

$1. 090

$1. 070

Fryers..........

2.95

2. 66

0. 34

. 778

. 778

Roasters..........

4.51

4. 01

0. 30

. 639

. 550

Hens.............

5.03

4. 63

0. 31

. 738

. 567

Capons...........

7.38

6. 65

0. 43

. 900

. 688