## Live weight calculator?

What's the hunt looking like this year in your area? Share!

Patriot

Posts: 1593
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:00 am

### Live weight calculator?

I saw a formula somewhere that multiplied the dressed weight by a certain percentage in order to determine live weight.

Anyone remember?  Is it 1.25 or some such figure (i.e. 175 pounds dressed weight x 1.25 = 219 live weight).

Thanks!
Paul K. "aim small, miss small"

JPH

Posts: 3415
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:28 am

### RE: Live weight calculator?

According to askthemeatman.com the formula is FDW X 1.26 = LW.

ranwin33

Posts: 2110
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 2:12 pm
Location: Kansas and Missouri

### RE: Live weight calculator?

Here is an online calculator.

http://thunderbucks.com/weightcalc.htm

“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”
Aldo Leopold

Patriot

Posts: 1593
Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:00 am

### RE: Live weight calculator?

Thanks.  I thought I was close on the live weight calculation.  The thunderbucks calculator showed I should have 95 pounds of boneless venison.  I'm pretty meticulous when processing, but only ended up with 61 pounds.  I'm pretty certain of the 175 dressed weight though.

Paul K. "aim small, miss small"

ranwin33

Posts: 2110
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 2:12 pm
Location: Kansas and Missouri

### RE: Live weight calculator?

At the place we get our meat butchered we usually end up with about 50-60% of the field dressed weight as edible venison.  Just as a general rule from what I noticed the last couple of years.  The smaller the deer the lower the percentage.
“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”
Aldo Leopold

cannycorn2000

Posts: 56
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:32 am

### RE: Live weight calculator?

That sure is a good weight calc.