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sheep scales

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  • 02-07-2021 9:22am
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    Registered Users Posts: 206 ✭✭


    was thinking of welding a bar onto gate and hanging a sheep scales from it
    .not too sure how to hang the lamb onto it to weigh was thinking of some kind of straps myself any ideas will be very welcome ..or did amybody on here make their own lamb scales thanks in advance


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,142 ✭✭✭Dinzee Conlee


    was thinking of welding a bar onto gate and hanging a sheep scales from it
    .not too sure how to hang the lamb onto it to weigh was thinking of some kind of straps myself any ideas will be very welcome ..or did amybody on here make their own lamb scales thanks in advance

    Buy a proper one...

    Between the messing to get your solution working, and then once done, getting each lamb into whatever contraption to lift them, and after this the lamb kicking and jumping and you getting a reading between 30 and 50kg, then realising that it took you 2 hours to weigh 10 lambs when with a crate its a 15 mins job - you'll be cursing not buying one... ;)

    I would say keep an eye on donedeal, or maybe put an add up that you want one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 206 ✭✭Country lad


    was suppose to buy one off of a neighbour of mine but he decided not to sell it after .would
    nt be weighing a lot of lambs as sell some as stores to a neighbour

    and sell some to factory as well and never far out with their weight by lifting them only a simple scales i need to the weigh the odd one


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,577 ✭✭✭White Clover


    was suppose to buy one off of a neighbour of mine but he decided not to sell it after .would
    nt be weighing a lot of lambs as sell some as stores to a neighbour

    and sell some to factory as well and never far out with their weight by lifting them only a simple scales i need to the weigh the odd one

    A scales will pay for itself.
    If you start to weigh lambs regularly you will be calculating their daily live weight gain. This in turn keeps you focused on keeping them thriving cos you don't want to be disappointed when you're weighing again in 3 weeks time! After this you will have heavier lambs which will pay for the scales over a year or 2 depending on how many lambs you have and you will have your scales for many years after.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,318 ✭✭✭razor8


    Made one years ago. Simple to make

    Hard to draw properly. Reverse lambs in barrow type basket and have a hooks to put front legs through


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,450 ✭✭✭kk.man


    razor8 wrote: »
    Made one years ago. Simple to make

    Hard to draw properly. Reverse lambs in barrow type basket and have a hooks to put front legs through

    Bought same off done deal few years back... 120e factory made. Great yoke and weights meal etc.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Fargo_Boyle_


    Would either of you be able to post a picture or two of the barrow type looking to make one? 2nd hand crates are scarce on donedeal and around the 500 euro mark.

    Thanks



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,450 ✭✭✭kk.man


    I'll post it but it be a couple of days... I have a new clock fitted to an old one which I'm thinking of selling but I haven't calibrated it yet.



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