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FCR calculation

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

  1. jhill1440

    jhill1440 In the Brooder

    Feb 7, 2008
    Central Texas
    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.

  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.


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