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Livestock Weighing


​Animal weighing systems enable farmers to easily capture and track stock weights, replacing the traditional ‘eyeometer’ with an accurate measurement.

 

A livestock weighing system plays a critical role in tracking animal performance and driving farm profitability. Specifically, the animal weight data collected allows farmers 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.



What is Weighing?

 

A weighing system is a powerful yet easy to use solution which simply and precisely measures animal weight so that farmers can track stock performance.

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Ensuring Lambs Meet Specifications

With 10,000 lambs to finish each season, having an efficient and accurate weighing process is a key success factor for these New Zealand farmers.

 

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Using Weighing to improve Livestock Performance

How implementing a regular weighing programme helps to maximise the performance of livestock.

 

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Weigh System helps US Cattle Producer Make Better Management Decisions

There is an old saying that says you cannot manage what you do not measure. On a livestock operation where pounds of animal equate to dollars in the bank, this adage rings true.

 

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Sheep auto drafter and TSi Livestock Manager weighing sheep

 

 

3How implementing a regular weighing programme helps to maximise the performance of livestock.
43TSi used to save signficant time and improve accuracy dramatically on 3,000 acre Wagyu-Angus cross operation in Australia.
46​Weighing & Electronic Identity solution guides better cattle buying
59Gallagher is set to release the TSi 2 Livestock Manager – an extremely powerful animal management system that is even faster and smarter than its award-winning predecessor.
60The latest versions of Gallagher’s popular W610 and W810 weigh scale and data collectors offer faster livestock weighing and improved connectivity.
63Feathered inhabitants of the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony are getting used to seeing a bright orange Gallagher HR5 Hand Held EID Tag Reader and Data Collector pointed in their direction.
67Follow how Gallagher's weighing and EID systems are making deer farming easier and more efficient at Peel Forest Estate.
48Strict selection criteria for weight, fleece, worm resistance and carcase analysis are part and parcel of the ongoing success of this high performing farm.
56Wairarapa farmer James Beech is glad he didn’t take any half measures when it came to EID technology.