Which type of livestock has the least amount of waste when butchered?



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    I think that would be quail because they are smaller livestock, and therefore have less butcher waste. Farmed quail are not as common as other farmed animals, like ducks, chickens, turkeys, etc, but they usually weigh between 150 – 200 grams — less than half a pound. On the larger scale of production, chickens would be the livestock with the least butcher waste, usually weighing 5 -7 pounds live, and 30% less after butchering (dressed weight). Of course with most livestock, weight also depends on how much they are fed.

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    That is hard to say.  So many animals die due to the harsh conditions of factory farms that it is hard to determine (and whole animals, not just entrails are considered butcher waste).  I would probably have to say chicken because so many parts of the chicken are so widely used.  Chicken is also ranked as the most popular fast food meat – even over beef (surprise!), so this is also something to be considered.  Of course, chicken noodle soup is one of the most standard soups you can think of – it is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects, which is why it is so widely used to treat illnesses, such as the common cold. 

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