Weighing systems enable farmers to easily capture animal weights, replacing the traditional ‘eyeometer’ with an accurate measurement.
A weighing system plays a critical role in tracking animal performance and driving farm profitability. Specifically, the animal weight data collected allows famers to make informed decisions about health treatments, feed regimes, breeding and crop performance.
Review the range of articles here to look at the various weighing systems available and view how farmers are integrating them into their operations to improve the farming system.
“Recording data is straightforward. It’s very easy to use – pretty much anyone can use it, no matter how technically skilled you are. Also, it’s quite a tough little unit, the robustness is just what we need, and the type of information we record in it suits our needs very well.”Read more
“The amount of data the TSi 2 could capture easily is amazing. You do the initial setup, then after that there’s very little input from the operator – and it saved a fair bit of time. So the next day, I put in an order to get one, and ran down and picked it up just to keep operations going; because once we get going on protocoling, we go hard, and we go fast – there’s no room for downtime. So that decision was all about reliability."Read more
“Weight gain is one of the primary aspects in determining condition and which teams are ready to sell. That’s why we like it, so we use the Gallagher TWR-5 on all our cattle. Whenever we’ve got cattle in the yards, having that ability to weigh and then assess weight gain from the last time to now, and whole-of-life gain, that whole screen, it is awesome. The ability to go from all animals in a session, to just the one animal that you’ve got on the scales, I love that. The simplicity and the time savings are great.”Read more
“We’re working towards increasing our data accuracy. That’s pretty important to what we do, but it’s a slow process because we’re only a family operation with just a few hands on deck, so it’s very labour intensive. The Gallagher TWR-5 seemed to have less inputs required; you can really pick and choose what you want to put in, and what data you want to record against each animal, so it’s very simple to operate.”Read more
This multi-award winning farm selects on micron, fleece weight, staple strength and much more in order to stay top of their game.Read more
“The Gallagher weighing systems have played a major part in allowing us to provide valuable information to our clients on their animals’ weight gain, feed conversion and also how their animals have performed with, and without, the use of hormonal growth promotants.Read more
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