Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Determination of Carcass and Live Body Weight of Finishing Cattle from Front Body Weights Taken at a Scale—Electronic Identification Equipped Water Fountain

Authors: Garland R. Dahlke (Iowa State University) , Daryl R. Strohbehn (Iowa State University) , Darrell Busby (Iowa State University) , Dallas L. Maxwell (Iowa State University)

  • Determination of Carcass and Live Body Weight of Finishing Cattle from Front Body Weights Taken at a Scale—Electronic Identification Equipped Water Fountain

    Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Determination of Carcass and Live Body Weight of Finishing Cattle from Front Body Weights Taken at a Scale—Electronic Identification Equipped Water Fountain

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Abstract

A water fountain oriented cattle weight monitoring system was designed to automatically identify cattle and weigh cattle when they approached the in-pen water fountain to drink. This system provides a labor free means to monitor cattle in terms of daily weight gain and also provides an objective method to evaluate the health of cattle based on frequency of drinking and deviations from their normal pattern.

Keywords: Animal Science

How to Cite:

Dahlke, G. R. & Strohbehn, D. R. & Busby, D. & Maxwell, D. L., (2009) “Determination of Carcass and Live Body Weight of Finishing Cattle from Front Body Weights Taken at a Scale—Electronic Identification Equipped Water Fountain”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2008(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2009
Peer Reviewed