Exact weigh to measure Meat goats weight?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by Bunni, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Bunni

    Bunni Active Member

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    I have been using a dairy tape and then going up 50 or close to that depending on hopw the goat looks. But that is so iffy. Does someone have a more exact way to measure?
     
  2. Bunni

    Bunni Active Member

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  3. titansrunfarm

    titansrunfarm The Awesome PT & Friends

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    1, Take bathroom scale, preferably a heavy duty one, to the barn and place it on a sturdy surface.
    2, Weigh yourself and remember that number.
    3, Find your most easy going goat first and pick it up bear-hug style.
    4, Get back on the scale whilst holding goat and remember that number also.
    5, Deduct your weight from the combined person/goat amt.
    6, Repeat with subsequent goats.

    Voila! now you have exact weight of goat. :D

    PS; It really helps to have an assistant for this.
     
  4. Bunni

    Bunni Active Member

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    OK how are you lifting those 100 punders! :sing:
     
  5. dosthouhavemilk

    dosthouhavemilk Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I know dad is having trouble with our goats that weigh over 100 pounds. William, our 2 year old Boer/Saanen, is well over 100 pounds and dad was able to heft him up, but William didn't sit still long enough for either of us to get a good look!

    We are trying a number of different methods to try and figure out a good system for getting weights on our goats....Our biggest issue is they are mostly crossbreed sand the dairy tape reallly doesn't work for the pygmy crosses.
     
  6. mammawof3

    mammawof3 Well-Known Member

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    Measure the circumference(heart girth)-pull snug-Measure the length of body(chest too rump).Take these two values and apply the following formula to calculate body weight.-Heart girth x heart girth x body length, divided by 300= weight in pounds-this is pretty accurate, our show wethers were only a few pounds different when weighed on the scale at the fair! The "babies" we weigh by holding on our bathroom scale and subtracting our weight, but after 30 pounds or so, it gets diffecult!!Ha. :rolleyes: