Online calculator estimates beef yields

Beef producers now have an online calculator to help estimate subprimal yields and their approximate values, based on current market prices, before their cattle go to market. The Beef Cutout Calculator (a featured link at, is funded by the Beef Checkoff and designed by faculty and graduate students at Colorado State University. By plugging a few numbers into this interactive tool, users can generate a report that estimates cutout weights for individual animals, differentiated by USDA yield grade, cutting style, external fat trim level and initial live animal or carcass weight.