When weighing cattle and livestock you want to be sure that the scale you are using is accurate, durable, convenient, and most importantly, animal friendly. It is of great importance to assure that your cattle is of the appropriate weight, healthy and stable for your cattle needs.
At Arlyn Scales, we understand the needs of ranchers, veterinarians, and experts in animal husbandry. Whether you need to monitor feed consumption or how the gestation period of an expecting female is progressing, we offer scales that are not only precise but also rugged and comfortable for both animals and their handlers.
How Cattle Weighing Scales Help With Health And Breeding
In caring for your cattle it is imperative to gauge proper portions for feeding, which is directly comparable to weight, as well as doses of medicine which is weight determined, also. The monitoring of the weight of the animal is also crucial as it is a clear indicator of health issues and breeding performance. If there is a noticeable and abrupt change in weight as indicated by the cattle weighing scale you may better assess if there is a need for veterinary attention for your cattle. This is imperative information for the animal’s caregiver. If these reasons are among your cattle weighing needs then you’ve come to the right place in search of the perfect scale because it will be found at Arlyn Scales.
Features To Look For When Evaluating Cattle Weighing Scales
Arlyn Scales is well aware of the fact that many animals are generally uncomfortable stepping up on to platform scales. The cattle scales designed by Arlyn Scales conveniently feature an extremely low profile of about 1 ⅞”high which makes it easier to lead the animal onto the platform. A rubber mat is also standard on these scales for added comfort. Rubber mats on cattle weighing scales are also easy to clean as they may simply be hosed down when necessary for upkeep.
Many of the cattle scales are standard with a weight capacity of 500lbs up to 10,000 lb and are made with welded construction throughout the scales, as opposed to sheet metal, for superior durability. Stainless steel is used for the load cells and aluminum for the body for excellent rust protection.
Hanging Scales For Smaller Cattle
If your animal is under 200 pounds you may want to consider using a hanging scale. Not only are hanging scales cheaper than other livestock scales they are also conveniently portable. Special hooking brackets, as well as a sling, can be purchased to be placed around the animal to secure it in the scale for added safety.
The advantage of hanging scales is that they are highly portable and dynamic. Just about any sturdy overhead space can be adapted to use hanging scales, and they are not limited to the old scales used to weigh produce at your local farmers market; Arlyn digital scales feature digital displays and precise measurement mechanism. Many of our digital scales can be configured for various functions, and they can be controlled via smartphone apps through Bluetooth connectivity.
Accuracy Of Cattle Weighing Scales
Accuracy is likely at the top of your requirement for scale needs. The scales at Arlyn Scales are manufactured with cutting edge electronics coupled with specialized alloy stainless steel load cells to result in a scale with high levels of accuracy and repeatability.
Accuracy of 1/10 of 1% allows accurate weighing of cattle varying all sizes. If your cattle will not stand still on the scale platform, an Animal average button on the scale will accurately determine the correct weight of the animal. To round out these features, there is a large, graphics LCD readout screen and powerful data communication options to add to the state of the art equipment. If this scale seems to match your interest but there are additional features required to fully fit your need, consider having the perfect scale for you customized.
Modern Arlyn cattle weighing scales provide advanced features such as wi-fi, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity, which means that they can interact with software applications. At ranches with larger cattle herds, animal profiles are often recorded and managed on digital files such as spreadsheets, and this is when Arlyn’s upscale software will come in handy. In essence, upscale takes advantage of the google sheet interface for logging weight measurements as well as other livestock data. Even if you only keep a few animals instead of large herds, management will always be easier when it can be automated through spreadsheets and other digital files you can access through the cloud and on mobile devices.
The speed of weight measurement is another aspect of cattle weighing scales that you should take into consideration, particularly if you are dealing with large herds in dairy farms. Even a well-behaved herd of 100 dairy cows can take a long time to take through the scale; for this reason, you want digital displays that will record accurate weights as soon as the sensors are activated and the animal is reasonably stable. Naturally, small herd ranchers do not have to worry about this, but ranch hands at large dairy operations know that even 10 seconds saved at the sorting scales will translate into hours of hard work.
Learn More About Cattle Weighing Scales
Arlyn Scales is an established manufacturer of precision weighing equipment that is proudly designed, engineered, and made in the USA. Some of our clients include respected brands such as micron, general motors, siemens, and the Massachusetts Institute of technology. Should you have questions about our cattle weighing scales or any of our products, please contact our office today. Choosing the right scale for your ranch, farm, or veterinary operation is crucial in terms of boosting your bottom line. We also manufacture scales for other sectors and industries such as raw materials, chemicals, wholesale shipping, and many others.