LAB 2.5 Edible organs & carcass

1. Liver

2. Heart

3. Tongue

4. Kidneys

5. Tail

6. Feet

7. Head

Carcass = entire body of the hog excluding all the internal organs apart from the kidneys.

Head, feet, leaf-lard, kidneys and tail are part of the hot carcass weight and are only removed after the hot carcass weight is known.

Typical dressing percentage (hot carcass weight / live weight) is 75-80%.