I have seen a number of people posting hanging weights that they have gotten. I have seen 450 up to 750 and on animals that are not that old 18 to 20 months a few a little older. I have seen many posted that fall in the upper 500 and 600s. Really they are still going to call them Dexters at that weight? I have never had anything close to even their low end numbers. So what hanging weights do the rest of you get?
Ours seem to range from 320-430 lb. hanging weights for 25-28 months of age. The highest was a 30 month long leg steer at 460 lbs., who was grass finished fattened on 4x per day rotational grazing, and many, many apples from our apple tree in mid-October. He was the product of a 3 year old 36" tall short leg cow and was weaned at 9 months of age from her. The 4x per day rotational grazing really packed on the lbs. in the last 5 months.
The lowest weights are the short leg steers. They are also the steers that we have the largest demand for from our customers.
I suspect many people lay on the high percentage protein grain, more than they let on.