where do I get a goat weight tape from?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by maryanne, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. maryanne

    maryanne Well-Known Member

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    I noticed at a goat farm the other day the man would wrap a tape around the babies to tell me the weight. where do I buy such? he claimed they were very accurate.
     
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    moosemaniac Well-Known Member

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    Got mine at Tractor Supply.

    Ruth
     

  3. maryanne

    maryanne Well-Known Member

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    moosemaniac Well-Known Member

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    Make sure it's a GOAT tape though, not a cow tape or a swine tape or a horse tape. There's a definite difference.

    Ruth
     
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    yarddog4jc Well-Known Member

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    I use a seamstress tape and the chart in Barnyard in your backyard. Seems pretty accurate.
     
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    stacygoats Well-Known Member

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    Are the goat tapes at TSC only accurate for dairy goats?
    It seems like I read somewhere they were not accurate for boers and stocky meat goat crosses. I had one in my hand a couple times, but put it back. Still trying to find a easy way to get a weight estimates on my Boers.
     
  7. circlevranch

    circlevranch Well-Known Member

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    We get our weight tapes from Caprine Supply. I think you should be able to go online and type in Caprine Supply.