Weighing Livestock for Healthy Profits
Published on Fri, 05/27/2022 - 12:26pm
Weighing Livestock for Healthy Profits.
Article courtesy of Rice Lake Weighing Systems.
Weighing livestock is essential. With options for group or single animal weighing, mobility, NTEP certification and more, Rice Lake has a livestock weighing solution for every farmer and rancher.
Weighing livestock is an essential part of the business for farmers and ranchers. Some animals may experience frequent weight gain. They are ideal for breeding, as they result in more meat and a higher return on investment.
Alternatively, livestock that undergo dramatic weight loss could be experiencing a health issue. If this occurs, medication may be the next step. In order to provide accurate dosing, farmers and ranchers must weigh the animal on a livestock scale. Accurate dosing is a cost-cutting practice for farmers and ranchers, as medication is often estimated when being given to livestock. However, if actual weight is known, medication can be conserved, reducing costs.
Routine livestock weighing also can help farmers and ranchers decide if they should reduce or increase animal feed. An overweight animal may be a sign that it’s time to wean, whereas an underweight animal may require more feed. Using weight to regulate amounts of feed can help ranchers save money and produce healthier livestock.
Successful livestock weighing must be performed with a highly accurate livestock scale. Rice Lake Weighing Systems offers a complete line of livestock scales designed to fulfill the unique requirements of the farming and agriculture industries. With options for group or single animal weighing, mobility, NTEP certification and more, Rice Lake has a livestock weighing solution for every farmer and rancher. Learn more at www.ricelake.com/livestock