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mebnandtrn

  • Joined Mar 2014
  • lower whitley
size of a whole lamb
« on: September 20, 2014, 12:56:10 pm »
In readiness for the lambs going to slaughter we need to get a freezer.  Space is finite for the freezer, so we need to get one big enough but not too big.  Roughly how big is a butchered and jointed etc lamb carcass please?  Its not the weight we need to know, just the volume.  Many thanks.

Dogwalker

  • Joined Nov 2011
Re: size of a whole lamb
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2014, 01:30:08 pm »
when I finish lunch I'll go and measure the boxes mine came back in but roughly about a drawer full of an upright freezer would do packed well.

bloomer

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Re: size of a whole lamb
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2014, 01:33:12 pm »
beaten to it, 1 lamb is approximately 1 full size draw in a 55cm wide upright freezer if that helps...


a whole pig on the other hand is 2.5 to 3 drawers full...


a draw takes 5-6 whole chickens...


just in case these questions arise in your future....

Dogwalker

  • Joined Nov 2011
Re: size of a whole lamb
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2014, 01:57:24 pm »
15" x 18" x 5"

that was for goat kid 17kg meat and a half hoggett 17.6kg,


shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: size of a whole lamb
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2014, 02:22:18 pm »
2 carrier bags worth - correct me if im wrong.

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: size of a whole lamb
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2014, 03:08:48 pm »
I allow 2 freezer drawers - because the legs and shoulders don't always fit into one drawer :yum:

Badger Nadgers

  • Joined Mar 2013
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  • Teeswater & Hebridean
Re: size of a whole lamb
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2014, 07:57:45 pm »
IRoughly how big is a butchered and jointed etc lamb carcass please?  Its not the weight we need to know, just the volume.  Many thanks.

Unless it's to go under a worktop, get a top-loading freezer not one with drawers.

Those the size of a normal fridge will fit about five Hebridean hoggets.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2014, 08:03:24 pm by Badger Nadgers »

 

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