Weight estimation Swine, cattle, horse
  • Weight Estimation Swine
    Weight Estimation in Swine
    Measure the body length in inches from the poll or in between ears (Point X) to the base of the tail (Point Y).

    Measure the heart girth (Point Z) by placing the measuring tape from just behind the front legs, and wrap it securely all the way around the chest.

    Apply values to this formula:

    Heart girth x heart girth x body length ÷ 400 x 0.454 = approximate weight in kilograms

    Example: Heart girth = 43 inches
                      Body Length = 33 inches

    43 x 43 x 33 ÷ 400 x 0.454 = 69.25 kilograms

    Note: For swine that are < 68 kg, add 3 kg to the weight result of this formula; for hogs weighing 68 – 181 kg, the results need not be adjusted.

  • Weight Estimation Cattle
    Weight Estimation in Cattle
    Measure the body length in inches from the point-of-shoulder (Point X) to the point-of-rump (Point Y).

    Measure the heart girth (Point Z) by placing the measuring tape from just behind the front legs, by the elbow and wrap it securely all the way around the chest.

    Apply values to this formula:

    Heart girth x heart girth x body length ÷ 300 x 0.454 = approximate weight in kilograms

    Example: Heart girth = 75 inches
                      Body Length = 63 inches

    75 x 75 x 63 ÷ 300 x 0.454 = 536.29 kilograms

  • Weight Estimation Horse
    Weight Estimation In Horses
    Measure the body length in inches from the point-of-shoulder (Point X) to the point-of-rump (Point Y).

    Measure the heart girth (Point Z) by placing the measuring tape from just behind the front legs, by the elbow and wrap it securely all the way around the chest.

    Apply the values in the following formula:

    Heart girth x heart girth x body length ÷ 330 x 0.454 = approximate weight in kilograms

    Example: Heart girth = 85 inches
                      Body length = 79 inches

    85 x 85 x 79 ÷ 330 x 0.454 = 785.25 kilograms

Weight Estimation Swine
Weight Estimation in Swine
Measure the body length in inches from the poll or in between ears (Point X) to the base of the tail (Point Y).

Measure the heart girth (Point Z) by placing the measuring tape from just behind the front legs, and wrap it securely all the way around the chest.

Apply values to this formula:

Heart girth x heart girth x body length ÷ 400 x 0.454 = approximate weight in kilograms

Example: Heart girth = 43 inches
                  Body Length = 33 inches

43 x 43 x 33 ÷ 400 x 0.454 = 69.25 kilograms

Note: For swine that are < 68 kg, add 3 kg to the weight result of this formula; for hogs weighing 68 – 181 kg, the results need not be adjusted.