Scales Take Guesswork Out of Livestock Management

Nov 09, 2020


Livestock management involves many important duties, and having an accurate weight on these animals is one of them. Therefore, it’s recommended that livestock producers utilize scales. As our friends at Tru-Test, one of Co-op’s scale manufacturing partners, say, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure!”

Regularly weighing livestock can help you to:

• Ensure animals are continually gaining weight
• Identify good performers that might require less feed
• Identify poor performers that may require medical treatment
• Ensure livestock are sold at the optimum weight grade
• Minimize medical treatment dosage waste

Today’s high-tech scales can also be useful in record-keeping.  Several of the scale indicators that you can purchase along with your package are capable of storing records that can be downloaded to your personal computer at a later date.  This option is appealing to anyone who keeps up with animal weights from birth to sale.
For help with selecting the right scale package for your operation, visit with the livestock professionals at your local Co-op.
 
 

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