LIGHTEN THE LOAD
Convinced a scale makes sense, but
still not sold on the expense? Cut the
Sharing the cost.
Sharing is caring, so if buying a
scale doesn’t pencil, consider sharing
the cost. Partner with a neighbor or a
group of neighbors who are also interested
in reaping the benefi ts of having
a scale. Then share the expense and
Leasing can be a great way to use a
scale without owning one. It can also
be a great way to offset the cost of
purchasing a scale.
“We have a portable certifi ed scale
that enables us to sell off the place.
We check weights at preconditioning,
weaning, and in our feedlot. We didn’t
share the cost, but we do lease it out.
It’s been well worth our investment,”
said Nebraska rancher, Heidi Terrell.
WEIGHING THE OPTIONS
Group, chute, permanent, portable,
beam, load cell – the options when it
comes to scales are ‘bout near endless.
While the decision comes down to
personal preference and what’s going
to work for your operation, we’ve
rounded up a few scales to give you a
glimpse of what’s out there.
Tru-Test™ - EziWeigh5i
Weigh Scale System
EziWeigh5i Weigh Scale System is a
no-nonsense, user-friendly option for
sure. It comes with two MP600 load
bars that are portable and can be set
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