1. The average cow is about 40% steak
On average, assuming the cow weighs about 550 kilograms and is nothing special in the muscle department, it should produce about 38% to 44% edible beef, which is a good 210 kilograms' worth.
2. The word 'steak' comes from 'meat on a stick'
When we say “steak” we usually mean beef (a porterhouse, rib eye, filet mignon) but the term can refer to a slice of meat from just about any edible animal.
3. There are a few countries that have more cows than people
Uruguay, New Zealand, Argentina, Australia and Brazil are the only countries with more cows than people. Steak for everyone!
4. 1 cow can produce enough burger meat to feed a family for half a year
Meat from 1 cow would equal 720 100g burgers. Enough for a family of 4 to enjoy burgers each day for nearly 6 months.
5. Beef jerky is so expensive because it's bought by the pound
Beef jerky is so expensive because the beef is bought by the pound, and the jerky loses 3/4ths of that weight in the smoking process.