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Weighing


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.



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 South Canterbury 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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​TSi2 being used to capture animal weights.

 

 

20A weighing system is a powerful yet easy to use system for tracking animal performance.
21Critical for complying with EID traceability schemes, learn how EID tags are making a positive difference on the leading farms.
22A short overview on how to drive continuous improvement on dairy farms using electric fencing and weighing and EID systems.
35There 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.
13Leading Angus breeder places accurate stock identification at the heart of the operation
28How implementing a regular weighing programme helps to maximise the performance of livestock.
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.
63Wairarapa farmer James Beech is glad he didn’t take any half measures when it came to EID technology.
65The latest versions of Gallagher’s popular W610 and W810 weigh scale and data collectors offer faster livestock weighing and improved connectivity.
68Feathered 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.