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trefnantbach

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
how much space does lamb take in freezer?
« on: September 20, 2010, 10:14:02 pm »
We are taking three texel x charollais lambs weighing about 40kg to be slaughtered and butchered in the next couple of weeks and expect them back packaged ready to freeze. What we dont sell immediately we'll freeze but this is the first time for us and dont know how much space a butchered lamb takes in a freezer and considering buying a new chest freezer to accomodate them.
Any suggestions as to capacity of freezer required?

old dad

  • Joined May 2010
Re: how much space does lamb take in freezer?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 10:30:19 pm »
hi a 40 kilo lamb should kill out at approx 50% so 20kg of meat. sort of 18 inches square per lamb

hexhammeasure

  • Joined Jun 2008
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Re: how much space does lamb take in freezer?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 11:32:31 pm »
we have a 5 drawer upright freezer that stands short of 6ft. Half a 50kg livewt lamb boned and rolled fills 1 drawer
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