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Calories in whole cow?

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Updated September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM
Created February 24, 2011 at 10:17 PM

How many edible kcalories are in a whole cow (or similar animal), including organs, marrow, etc? What is the distribution of fat to protein? How does being grass or grain fed affect this?

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5381 · August 10, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Why are you curious?

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12174 · February 24, 2011 at 11:52 PM

That figure also wouldn't include the potential for edible marrow, super soft cooked bones, calories derived from both broth, etc.

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2099 · February 24, 2011 at 10:38 PM

I would have to say that a whole cow contains *lots and lots* of calories. That's a scientific term, btw ;)

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2759 · February 26, 2011 at 1:00 AM

The calories are irrelevant but there's lots of bio-available protein, healthy saturated fats, an unknown balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and flavor.

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39821 · February 25, 2011 at 2:48 AM

Just dehydrate one, pulverize it and put it into a really big bomb calorimeter. This is like one of those guess the number of jelly beans things. My napkin-math gives 759,000 calories.

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609 · August 10, 2012 at 4:55 AM

Elvis ate 50,000 calories a day, sorry sort of off topic, but hey!

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1293 · February 25, 2011 at 3:06 AM

You forgot to carry the 4, Travis.

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1146 · February 25, 2011 at 1:37 AM

Over 100,000 calories. Easy.

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9948 · February 24, 2011 at 11:28 PM

When a beef is slaughtered, it yields between 50-55% useable meat. Grassfed will yield more lean meat compared to CAFCo grain fed and finished.

I doubt that anyone really knows how many calories a beef yields. Call a slaughterhouse and see what they say.

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12174 · February 24, 2011 at 11:52 PM

That figure also wouldn't include the potential for edible marrow, super soft cooked bones, calories derived from both broth, etc.

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