Getting Your Cattle Weights Without a Scale

If it is not possible to scale weigh cattle, tape measuring is a handy alternative way to estimate weight. Remember that it only gives you an approximation of the animal's weight.

How To Measure Your Beef Cattle:

  1. Stand the animal with head in normal position and with the four legs set squarely under the body.
  2. Pass the tape tightly around the body just back of the shoulders at the smallest circumference
  3. it is recommended that the animal be kept off feed and water for 12 hours before measuring. An overnight shrink is enough.

The Following Table Indicates Beef Cattle Weight:

Heart
Girth
Inches

Weight
In
Pounds

 

Heart
Girth
Inches

Weight
In
Pounds

 

Heart
Girth
Inches

Weight
In
Pounds

 

Heart
Girth
Inches

Weight
In
Pounds

 

Heart
Girth
Inches

Weight
In
Pounds

30

91

 

42

236

 

54

484

 

66

834

 

78

1288

30

95

 

42

244

 

54

496

 

66

850

 

78

1310

31

99

 

43

253

 

55

509

 

67

869

 

79

1332

31

103

 

43

262

 

55

522

 

67

886

 

79

1353

32

108

 

44

271

 

56

535

 

68

903

 

80

1374

32

113

 

44

279

 

56

548

 

68

921

 

80

1396

33

118

 

45

288

 

57

562

 

69

939

 

81

1418

33

123

 

45

297

 

57

575

 

69

957

 

81

1440

34

128

 

46

307

 

58

589

 

70

975

 

82

1463

34

133

 

46

317

 

58

603

 

70

993

 

82

1485

35

139

 

47

327

 

59

618

 

70

1011

 

83

1508

35

145

 

47

337

 

59

632

 

71

1030

 

83

1531

36

151

 

48

347

 

60

647

 

72

1049

 

84

1555

36

157

 

48

358

 

60

661

 

72

1068

 

84

1578

37

163

 

49

369

 

61

676

 

73

1087

 

85

1601

37

169

 

49

379

 

61

691

 

73

1107

 

85

1624

38

176

 

50

390

 

62

707

 

74

1127

 

86

1648

38

183

 

50

401

 

62

722

 

74

1147

 

86

1672

39

190

 

51

412

 

63

737

 

75

1167

 

87

1697

39

197

 

51

424

 

63

753

 

75

1186

 

87

1721

40

205

 

52

436

 

64

770

 

76

1205

 

88

1745

40

212

 

52

448

 

64

786

 

76

1226

 

88

1770

41

220

 

53

460

 

65

802

 

77

1247

 

89

1796

41

228

 

53

472

 

65

818

 

77

1267

 

89

1821

 

 

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