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FCR calculation

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jhill1440, May 2, 2008.

  1. jhill1440

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    Is FCR calculated on live weight or dress weight. I am trying to figure out how much a run of meat birds are going to cost and it is making a big difference in the feed needed if FCR is on live weight vs. dressed weight.

    Thanks
    Joshua
     
  2. Feed Conversion Ratios are calculated as Feed:Gain. The gain is typically live weight and does not take into consideration any feed wastage so it is actually Feed Disappearance:Gain.

    For most broilers taken to 6 lb the FCR will be between 2 and 2.5, depending on housing and any stresses added to the birds.

    Jim
     

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