How many cows does it take to make a burger?
Once it’s been butchered, about 700 to 800 edible pounds remain. Depending on how the carcass is divided up, some 12 to 15 percent of that total weight becomes hamburger meat–which means roughly (very roughly) that one cow is good for some 100 pounds of burger meat.
McDonalds responsible for the slaughter of 67 thousand cows per day! – McDonalds responsible for the slaughter of 67 thousand cows per day! McDonalds opened in 1955. Since then they are proud to advertise that 247 billion beef burgers have been sold.
Most companies keep a huge backstock of meat that can sustain a steady supply for years. Even with 6m burgers being sold by one fast food chain every day. Each cow can produce almost 4K burgers. Which is still a lot of burgs/cow
On the web are many sites analyzing this, and there we find that they can get 2024 burgers from a cow. 247 billion divided by 2024 = a total of 122 million cows slaughtered so far! Since the last 5 years, McDonalds boasts of serving over 5 billion burgers per year.
In 2017, McDonald’s single-cup coffee sales accounted for 167.4 million U.S. dollars.
Essentially, they are surplus to dairy industry requirements as they are not suitable or required for the milking herd. This applies to all bull calves (males) and about one quarter of heifer calves (females) born each year. And, each year, at least 400,000 of these bobby calves are destined for slaughter.
On average, more than 800,000 cows are killed for food every day. Dairy cows are not included in this total.
McDonald’s sells a tremendous amount of food each year in the U.S. alone — by some estimates, more than 1 billion pounds of beef (from 5-1/2 million head of cattle) and more than 500 million cups of coffee.
Meat from More Than 1,000 Cows Can Go into a Single Burger Patty. The beef scraps that become hamburger meat are mixed communally during processing, and according to a study done in 1998, the average fast-food burger contains meat from 55 different cows, but that number can increase dramatically.