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cattle scale weigh cage

Post by BryanM » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:57 pm

I am building a weigh cage around my platform scale. But am in need of some info on how long I should build the cage/chute. The plate form is 7' 3in. I was thinking 8.5 feet. The cattle will be standing in the weigh cage without being in a headgate. So how long should I make it? thanks for your time

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Re: cattle scale weigh cage

Post by wbvs58 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:34 pm

That sounds about right. Just make sure the unweighed space is in front of the cow or you will always be having to get their back feet onto the platform.

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Re: cattle scale weigh cage

Post by BryanM » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:54 am

thanks for the reply wbvs58. I am surprised I only got one reply??? I guess I should ask my question a different way.
How long should a chute be without having a cow/bull sticking its head thru a head catch

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Re: cattle scale weigh cage

Post by slick4591 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:20 am

I put load bars under my chute, which is just short of 8'.
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Re: cattle scale weigh cage

Post by bird dog » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 am

About 7 to 7 1/2 ft. Your cow size matters . If its to long they move back and forth and bang the rear gate. Some scales also have a hard time locking on to a moving animal.

I am like slick. I like scales under the chute.

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