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Kit
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« on: April 14, 2008, 08:02:37 AM »

I found my measurement chart how to estimate a goats weight. Thought I'd share. Remember, these are not exact but it does help when you are trying to dose and have no scale.

Heart Girth       Weight
(inches)            (in lbs)
  10.75---------------5
  11.25---------------5.5
  11.75---------------6
  12.25---------------6.5
  12.75---------------7
  13.25---------------8
  13.75---------------9
  14.25---------------10
  14.75---------------11
  15.25---------------12
  15.75---------------13
  16.25---------------14
  16.75---------------15
  17.25---------------17
  17.75---------------19
  18.25---------------21
  18.75---------------23
  19.25---------------25
  20.25---------------29
  20.75---------------31
  21.25---------------35
  21.75---------------37
  22.25---------------39
  22.75---------------42
  23.25---------------45
  23.75---------------48
  24.25---------------51
  24.75---------------54
  25.25---------------57
  25.75---------------60
  26.25---------------63
  26.75---------------66
  27.25---------------69
  27.75---------------72
  28.25---------------75
  29.25---------------81
  29.75---------------84
  30.25---------------87
  30.75---------------90
  31.25---------------93
  31.75---------------97
  32.25--------------101
  32.75--------------105
  33.25--------------110
  33.75--------------115
  34.25--------------120
  34.75--------------125
  35.25--------------130
  35.75--------------135
  36.25--------------140
  36.75--------------145
  37.25--------------150
  37.75--------------155
  38.25--------------160
  38.75--------------165
  39.25--------------170
  39.75--------------175
  40.25--------------180
  40.75--------------185
  41.25--------------190
  41.75--------------195
  42.25--------------200
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2008, 10:23:02 AM »

Most charts and tapes are made for dairy goats. What I do is measure the girth and length. Then times girth times girth times length divided by 300. I've used this on horses and cows as well as goats. Next time I measure mine I will compare my weights with the chart. It would be nice to just use and chart and not have to do any math!!!   ???
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 11:12:21 AM »

any body have a chart for pygmys?  or nd's?
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Kit
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2008, 12:39:56 PM »

This is supposed to be a basic chart for all breeds.

Edited to note---I used to use this chart on my pygmy's when I raised them.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 01:01:23 PM »

ty Kit.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2008, 09:47:47 PM »

I use a goat weight tape.  It "weighs" a goat by measuring the girth and converting length to a fairly accurate estimate of the animal's body weight up to 200 lbs.  I bought mine at our local feed store, but I've also seen them in livestock catalogs such as Jeffers. (costs about $5). It makes it easier, and takes the guess work out.
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Kit
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2008, 09:49:57 PM »

I've seen those. Just never remember to add one to my order so I dont' have the extra shipping.  Grin I just grab a tape measure. Tried my horse weight tape, but don't go that small.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2008, 06:17:32 AM »

I have one, and my Vet told me to add 10 pounds to it when I do the worming, and weigh before worming.  So far it's worked pretty good. Smiley 
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2008, 06:32:59 AM »

mine worked great until i left it hanging outside a pen and it got eaten.  lol
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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2008, 08:29:54 PM »

Thanks for posting this kit.  According to this my Andy is almost 150 pounds. 
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vickig
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2008, 06:25:27 AM »

Is heart girth right behind the front legs?
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2008, 06:34:37 AM »

Yes, it is. Smiley

Here's a link to the goat weight tape from Jeffers..it might make things much easier on everyone to purchase one.  They are really very cheap. Smiley

http://www.jefferslivestock.com/ssc/product.asp?CID=2&mscssid=K70PSJNB97D09HPW3EVFLQAGCFX25LH9&pf_id=16770&cmkw=goat%20AND%20weight%20AND%20tape
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vickig
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2008, 06:40:00 AM »

Thanks.  I am on the Jeffers page now, that' how I came up with my question  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2008, 09:57:28 PM »

Oo cool!  Thanks for posting this Criss, can't believe I haven't seen this post before! Gotta measure everyone tomorrow LOL!
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Joy
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2008, 09:10:00 PM »

Thank you for the information.. I think it will come in handy. Smiley
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