Beef costing and yield tools

Use these simple calculators to help improve your profit margins. Each spreadsheet features examples of carcase or side cuts, blank calculation templates and traditional vs alternative yield comparison tables.

Tool 1

Beef carcase cut into primal
muscles

  • Simple guide showing a yield example from a side of beef cut into primal muscles
  • Blank calculation template
Download Tool 1

Tool 2

Carcase or side cut into retail/foodservice cuts - yield comparison tool

  • Simple guide to using the tool to calculate profit potential between cutting methods
  • Blank calculation template
Download Tool 2

Tool 3

Single primal muscles cut for retail/foodservice - yield comparison tool

  • Simple guide to using the tool to calculate profit potential between cutting methods
  • Blank calculation template
Download Tool 3

Costing calculators for a range of cuts

Click the links below to download a costing calculator spreadsheet for a range of beef cuts.


Please note: Beef and lamb yields are determined by carcase classification, cutting method and how a butcher cuts meat. It is important to conduct your own block/cutting test, as every butcher cuts slightly differently. While we have made every effort to ensure the formulas in the costing tools are accurate and up-to-date, AHDB cannot be held responsible for errors or incorrect calculations. This yield and costing data should be used as a guide only. Always check your calculations.

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