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How Much Meat Do I Need?

People often ask how much wild game meat they should order. The answer depends on many things.

Different cuts provide different "yields," or percentages, of meat. Boneless cuts typically have 100% yield since they are 100% servable meat. Bone-in cuts have less than 100% yield since you can't eat bone (but they're still pretty good to chew on).

In general, 1/3 lb (5 oz) of meat per person is an average serving. Other things to consider when ordering is the number of guests, number of courses served, big eaters vs. light eaters, etc.

Below there is also some detailed information on Estimated Servings by Product as well as a section on Chop Ready Rack Servings. If in doubt, round up... we usually don't have many leftovers here on the ranch.


Estimated Servings By Product

CUTS/PRODUCT
Amount To Order
Per Serving
Number Of Servings
Per Package
Boneless Loin
1/3 lb
Varies
Chili Meat
1/3 - 1/2 lb
2-3
Chop Ready Rack
1/2 lb
Varies
See Chop Ready Rack Info Below
Cutlets
1/3 - 1/2 lb
4-6
Filet Steaks
1/3 - 1/2 lb
2-3
Ground Meat
1/3 - 1/2 lb
2-3
Kabob Meat
1/3 - 1/2 lb
2-3
Leg, Bone-In
1/2 lb
Varies
Leg, Boneless Rolled & Tied
1/3 - 1/2 lb
Varies
Noisettes
1/3 - 1/2 lb
2-3
Shoulder Roast, Bone-in
1/2 lb
Varies
Shoulder Roast, Boneless
1/3 - 1/2 lb
Varies
Sirloin Steaks
1/3 - 1/2 lb
Varies
Stew Meat
1/3 - 1/2 lb
2-3
Stir Fry
1/3 - 1/2 lb
2-3
WILD GAME SAUSAGES
Ounces Per Serving
Servings
Summer Sausage
Appetizer: 2 oz
Appetizer: 6-8
Smoked Sausage
Jalapeno & Cheese Sausage
Italian Sausage
Bratwurst
Appetizer: 2 oz
Entreé: 6 oz
Appetizer: 5-6
Entreé: 2

 


Chop Ready Rack Estimated Servings

Estimating order size for chop ready racks is different because the rack is typically cut and served as individual chops. Depending on chop size and desired serving size you may want to serve one, two, or more chops per person. Each rack can be cut into 8 full size chops plus one smaller chop. Larger racks produce larger chops, smaller racks produce smaller chops.

Chop Ready Rack Size
Each Rack Will Serve
Approx Meat Per Chop
(8 chops per rack)
1.0-1.5 lbs
2 People
1.5 oz
1.5-2.0 lbs
3-4 People
2.0 oz
2.0-2.5 lbs
4-5 People
2.5 oz
2.5-3.0 lbs
5-6 People
3.0 oz
3.5-4.0 lbs
7-8 People
4.0 oz
4.0-4.5 lbs
8 People
4.5 oz
4.5-5.0 lbs
8 People
5.0 oz
5.0-5.5 lbs
8 People
5.5 oz