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The weight of a sheep increased from 25kg to 45kg in two months. If the total consumption during the period was 60kg,determine the feed conversion ratio.
The feed conversion ratio (FCR) is a measure of the efficiency with which an animal converts feed into body weight. To determine the FCR of a sheep that increased its weight from 25kg to 45kg in two months while consuming 60kg of feed, we need to divide the total feed consumption by the weight gain: FCR = Total Feed Consumption / Weight Gain Weight gain = 45kg - 25kg = 20kg FCR = 60kg / 20kg = 3:1 This means that for every 3kg of feed consumed, the sheep gained 1kg in weight. A lower FCR is generally considered more desirable, as it indicates that the animal is converting more of the feed into body weight. In conclusion, the feed conversion ratio for the sheep in this scenario is 3:1, which indicates that for every 3kg of feed consumed, the sheep gained 1kg in weight.