When an animal is slaughtered, the hide, head, hooves and organs are removed. The weight of what remains is the hanging weight.
55-75%, depending on the cuts.
8-10 cubic feet should be enough to store up to 200lbs of beef.
We recomend using coolers, 100lbs of beef will fit in a 120qt cooler.
Your meat will hang in a cooler for 3-4 weeks. This is the old fashioned way of tenderizing and flavoring meat. Grocery store meat is not aged.
It should be cooked at a lower temperature and slower. It is easy to over cook - especially hamburgers.