I have seen these mentioned quiet a bit and would love to be able to buy one. My problem is I can't seem to find one here in OZ. I have done a web search here and can't find one. Midge being closer, do you know of a supplier down here. If not I'd be willing to get one in from just about anywhere. Are they long enough to measure a full grown cow or bull as well as a calf? It would make it so much easier than trying to guess their weight when it comes to medications or worming. Thanks Sandie
Last Edit: Aug 30, 2010 7:24:03 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
Sandie if you continue to have a problem finding one feel free to pm me with your address and I'd be happy to send you some. I can get them for like a dollar a piece and I'd be happy to pick up a couple and send them your way.
Last Edit: Feb 13, 2010 7:26:51 GMT -5 by barnydhppy
I just got two at TSC that are for "beef cattle" and "dairy" cattle. Have not even opened the packages yet, but wanted to tape Buster and see how big he really is. I guess I will use a beef tape on him. May do it both ways and see what we come up with.
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I also have both beef and dairy tapes. They are made by Coburn USA. The Dairy one I have has Holstein, Guernsey and Jersey and is in Kg's. For Jerseys it covers from 26 kg, (which is too heavy for most of the calves I have born, but using the tape it's easy enough to up to work out smaller weights) up to 513 kgs.
I don't have the beef one to hand but it sure does cover the heavyweights.
Pulled as tight as possible round the animals girth I've found them to be very accurate. I always put the tape round beefies before they head off to auction. When they come up for auction they're stood on an electronic platform which weighs them.
Crikey, the ones you can get are reasonably priced Jan! Think I paid NZ$18.00 each for mine. But they're very strong, mine often gets used for leading if I don't have a halter & leadrope or twine in my pocket
Sandie, do your Vets or Farm Supply Stores stock "Shoof" products over there? This is the company that markets them in NZ.
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I have just found a supplier in OZ lets hope they still have them. They are made by Dalton Supplies in UK. All priced the same $14.85AU. They have beef, dairy, horse, pig and veal. I will try and contact them after the weekend. If I keep looking I may find a cheaper supplier. Sandie
Post by Crawford in Ohio on Mar 6, 2006 5:39:22 GMT -5
This could get confusing, but I'll try:
heart girth (cm) X 1 in / 2.54 cm X
heart girth (cm) X 1 in / 2.54 cm X
body length (cm) X 1 in / 2.54 cm / 300 /
1 kg / 2.2 lb
heart girth (cm) X heart girth (cm) X body length (cm) / 10,815
...should give you kilograms if you measured in centimeters.
(I know nothing about weight tapes...I'm just doing the math. Maybe someone else could check it for me.)
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