Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Growth standards

The Gold, Silver, and Bronze Standards of Performance for growth (average daily gain/ADG) vary by year and will be determined at the end of the test.  Each year, weather and forage conditions result in different levels of performance.

As of d-56, the bucks in this year's test are gaining an average of 0.187 ± 0.077 lbs. per day. The average weight of the bucks on August 9 was 56.9 ± 9.0 lbs. The biggest buck in the test weighed 76 lbs. The lightest buck weighed 32 lbs.