Weighing is a vitally important component to better on-farm decision making and the weigh scale/data collector combined with EID equipment are the tools that enable you to begin this process. The investment in such technology will reap rewards in both the short and long term as a return can be realised immediately and over time there is the potential for a substantial return on the capital invested. Even farmers with high competence in assessing stock weights by eye will never be as accurate or as consistent at judging weight as a weigh scale.
The combination of EID technology and weigh scales makes weighing livestock an efficient process. The equipment reads quickly and is accurate every time, automatically matching the weight of the animal to its EID tag. Therefore, it offers improvements in traceability as with certain scales it is possible to see a full weight history of individual animals.
Additional benefits of operating an EID weighing system:
- Monitor animal performance- a full history of weights can be obtained by regularly weighing livestock. This can highlight whether animals are meeting their target for daily live weight gain (DLWG)
- Improved animal health- Individual animals who aren’t performing as well as the rest of the herd can be identified and investigated to determine the cause of the reduced DLWG
- Forecast optimum time for sale- by realising the DLWG handlers can calculate approximately when the animals will be at the correct weight for sale.
- This can help to ensure a maximum price is achieved per animal
Increased accuracy of benchmarking and performance recording- Animals can be linked back to their sire or dam, allowing high performing genetic lines to be highlighted. This can aid the process of selecting replacement stock.
The perfect entry-level scales to start weighing your animals. Monitor animal weights to gain an insight into performance. With easy installation, user-friendly design and connectivity to the Gallagher Animal Performance App, the W-0 is the ideal solution for livestock farmers who want to start monitoring the weight of their animals.
Features unique to this product include:
- Record livestock weights and sessions on your phone
- Can be controlled directly by the app
- Tough, farm ready exterior
- Simple to use interface
- Large, easy to read screen
- Automatic and manual weight lock modes
- Suitable for permanent or temporary installation
- Easy to measure livestock performance
- Rechargeable battery
- Height - 295mm
- Width - 235mm
- Depth - 80mm
- Weight - 2.2Kgs
- 1001558-01 - W-0 Weigh Scale
- G025001 - Gallagher Part Number