Selecting a Weighing System

When selecting a cattle weighing system, consider where you will be most likely be weighing your cattle. Producers that already have a squeeze chute can either weigh the cattle while they are in the chute or weigh them in the alley prior to entering the squeeze chute. If you do not have a squeeze chute, you will most likely want to choose the alley weighing solution for portability and convenience.

Depending on your individual need and operation the decision to utilize portable or stationary livestock scales is important. The need to weigh the individual animals or a group of animals can greatly determine what type of scale system is needed for the farming operation.