- Sep 4, 2011
If we want our FR's dressed weight to be 4-5 lbs, what should their live weight be at the time of processing? One source I have read states that dressed weight is 75-80% of live weight; another source states that it is 2/3 of live weight. What help can you give? I love to track weights, feed consumption, feed conversion ratios, etc. and this afternoon (they are aged 60 days) I weighed several of our FRs and they ranged from 2.26 lbs (an obvious female runt) to 6.7 lbs, with most in the 5.5 to 6.5 range. I had thought our FRs would need to be 10 weeks/70 days old to attain a dressed weight of 4-5 lbs, but I think most of them may have already attained that weight. I look forward to your responses.