Accurate weight

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by kelebek, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    How do you all get as close to an accurate weight on your goaties without bringing them inside on to a human scale and trying to hold them???
     
  2. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    We bring the human scale out to them! After they get beyond 50 or so lbs it's a backbreaker tho!
    I have heard about just measuring the girth and lenth and dividing by 300 I think it was..we tried it on a doe that we knew her weight but came out way off.
    How about using a dairy goat tape? If any one has used one on a Boer & you got accurate results I'd sure like t know!
     

  3. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    We bought a hog scale at a farm auction for around $50, it works great :)
     
  4. prairiewolf

    prairiewolf New Member

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    Oct 17, 2007
    southeast Kansas
    We bought a hanging scale and a calf sling. We got a 2person swing set frame through freecycle for free and use this set up for weighing the larger goats. I would have preferred a platform type scale, but this was much cheaper and does give us accurate weights. We have a wheel/pulley for pulling them up so it is not difficult at all, probably does take a bit longer than a platform scale would but for the money we saved it works great.