Gallagher Livestock Scales As part of Gallagher’s continuous goal to provide the most innovative systems and tools to help producers manage their livestock, Gallagher recently launched the W110 Entry Level Weigh System for livestock and general purpose weighing. This is the first weighing system with these capabilities sold for under $1K in North America. When raising or showing livestock, the regular weighing of animals is vital to increased productivity and profitability. Measuring factors such as animal weights is vital not only to improving animal and herd performance, but ensuring the producer’s bottom line as well. In fact, well informed management decision come from animal weight data that is easily obtained and accurate, as the width of the animal can have significant impact on the breeding performance and health of the animal.
Gallagher’s W110 Livestock Weighing System is an easy to use portable entry-level system with a 3,300 lb. weighing capacity. The galvanized steel chassis load bars fit most platform sizes and come pre-calibrated to the indicator. “This system comes with a weigh scale indicator, mounting bracket and load bars,” says Scott Rooney, Gallagher’s Product Specialist. “The unit’s tough construction allows for all weather outdoor usage. In addition to operating on four AA batteries, the plug and play system enables easy portability and convenience, making it very attractive to youth stock show enthusiast as well as FFA and 4H activities.
Features of Gallagher Livestock Scales:
Measure feed conversion by monitoring weight gain over time to maximize yield Well-informed management decisions are made for feed rationing to meet target weights by date. Information gained from the fast, accurate capture of body weight measurements from this provides for more efficient use of time and resources on the farm and ranch.
Monitor animal health Accurate measurement of body weight gives critical information about the health of the animal. Changes in body weight can provide an early indication of animal health problems.
Confirm animal weights prior to breeding The live weight and condition of the animal can have significant impact on the breeding performance.
Determine weaning weights The future performance of the animal can be directly linked to the weight and maturity of the animal at the time of weaning. Monitoring of animal weight close to weaning with the highly accurate results from a GallagherTM Weighing System provides the most efficient means to maximizing the future returns from animals.
Select animals by weight for sale and slaughter Sorting by weight for slaughter insures that maximum profits are returned to the grower by accurate selection of animals based on weight.
Evaluate breeding performance for genetic selection Accurately tracking growth rates of progeny over time provides vital information for genetic selection and improvements in breeding performance.
Maximize the benefits of having animals fitted with electronic ear tags A direct interface between electronic ear tag readers and the GallagherTM range of weigh scales provides a significant opportunity to improve farm and ranch management practice. Error free identification of animals prevent incomplete or inaccurate records of animal number and weight information. Automatic ear tag scanning and hands free weighing of animals reduces labor requirements at the weighing site. Automated sorting systems result in complete hands free animal handling in the yards.