Summary and Implications
Utilizing a platform scale capable of weighing the ”front end” of feedlot cattle coupled with an electronic identification system provided a means by which both live and carcass weights of growing cattle can be monitored daily without disturbing normal routines for both cattle and the farm labor force.
Iowa State University
Dahlke, Garland; Strohbehn, Daryl R.; Busby, W. Darrell; and Maxwell, Dallas L.
"Determination of Carcass and Live Body Weight Finishing Cattle
from Front Body Weights Taken at a Scale—Electronic
Identification Equipped Water Fountain ,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 655, ASL R2401.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol655/iss1/24