Livestock Scale: An animal platform scale

When looking for a livestock scale, look no further than Barn World.  We carry a large selection of livestock scales that are great as an animal scale or weighing just about anything.  Specifically the 4-H Multipurpose Livestock Scale System – PS 2000 is great all around animal scale, livestock scale or for just weighing large items up to 2,000 lbs.

Platform Scale

The PS2000 is just like the PS1000 except the platform is a little bit larger. It is a 59″x30″ mild steel platform that is pre-calibrated to a digital readout. It is powered by 4 AAA batteries and includes an AC adapter. The maximum weighing capacity on this scale is 2,000 x .1 lb. Optional Indicator Stand Available.platform scale for animals

  • Capacity– 2000 lb
  • Accurate– Provides consistent accuracy within 0.1% and comes equipped with an indicator for fast digital read out.
  • Economical to Own– There are no installation costs and no moving parts that require maintenance or adjustment.
  • Low Profile– 2.50″ high
  • Versatile– Accomplishes a multitude of weighing jobs: livestock, pets, feed carts, bulk containers, shipping and receiving.
  • Portable– The PS 2000 weighs only 105 lbs. No need for ramps or recessed floors, as this unit comes with ramps on both ends.
  • 15′ serial cable

Call Barn World (720) 238-2190 or visit for all your livestock equipment needs.


Hay Feeders: New round poly horse hay feeder from Barn World

Feeding your livestock and horses shouldn’t be a difficult chore.  With the horse hay feeder, even feeding round bales in this hay feeder is a breeze.  No longer are horse hay feeders bulky and difficult to manage.  Don’t put up with a rusting hulk of a feeder in your pasture!  Try the new round poly horse hay feeder from Barn World.

horse hay feeder in a horse stall horses eating from a poly horse hay feeder

The new round poly horse hay feeder is easy to assemble, move around a pasture and is extremely durable.   It may be used in a stall or outdoors for full round bales.    The hay feeder is made from Recycled Materials with UV Resistant Resin and is specifically designed for horse safety with overlapping joints & countersunk fasteners.

moving a horse hay feeder filling a poly horse hay feeder

At 80 lbs, it’s easy to assemble and move.

The ploy round horse hay feeder is much more convenient than the traditional metal feeders:

  • Specifically designed for horse safety with overlapping joints & countersunk fasteners.
  • Ideal for small ponies and colts.
  • Easy to assemble and handle.
  • Environmentally friendly.
  • Made of recycled materials with UV resistant resin.
  • Lightweight. Only weights 80 lbs!
  • 4 pieces – 2” width x 35” high x 7’ diameter
  • One year manufacturer’s warranty on material and workmanship.Visit today for our large selection of horse hay feeders and to view all of our livestock supplies and livestock equipment.

Livestock waterers from Barn World

Livestock waterers are important for keeping your animals for health and weight gain.

BIGspring - ENERGY FREE WATERER - 60 Gallon with heat
BIGspring – ENERGY FREE WATERER – 60 Gallon with heat

The large 60 gallon Big Spring Waterer is a constant-flow watering system ideally suited for free-stall dairy operations and large feedlots. If you raise beef or dairy cows, the BIGspring model is perfect to fit your needs.

horse drinking from a horse waterer
LilSpring WATERER – Double-Sided 6 GAL (with heat in GREEN)

Smaller waterers in the Lil Spring waterer models are ideal for small animals or groups of small animals — such as goats, llamas, ponies, horses, and many others. Lil’ Spring models can accommodate multiple pens by installing them in a split-fence application.   We offer them as single or double sided waterer.


MiraFount - ENERGY FREE WATERER - 4 HOLE Removable
MiraFount – ENERGY FREE WATERER – 4 HOLE Removable

Our Energy-Free Waterers:

E-Founts are the most economical electric heat waterers available today. The E-Fount is equipped with a 50 watt heat element and thermostat. E-Founts only require 4 kilowatts of electricity during a week of -25 degree F temperatures. This model is ideally suited to operations with just a few animals drinking infrequently or if extreme cold weather conditions are persistent.

We also offer the MiraFount models which are patterned after their first energy-free livestock watering systems, built more than 30 years ago. These small. medium and large capacity watering systems are ideal for beef operations, dairy herds and other livestock.


Hog and Pig Waterers
Hog and Pig Waterers

Hog Waterers

We also have utility Hog Waterers in 80 and 35 gallon sizes.  The hog waterer is:

  • Made of 100% non-porous polyethylene – will not rust, rot or corrode.
  • Confinement pen acids have no effect – waterers last and last.
  • Quick and easy cleaning – no pans or shields to remove from drinker trough.
  • Big hogs drink with ease from 18” wide x 17” high x 9 fl” deep drinkers.
  • Trough height from floor is 6”, so little pigs drink easily.
  • No cracks, corners or crevices to collect sediment or bacteria.
  • Each drinker has a drain plug, so washing and flushing is fast, simple and complete.
  • One dependable float and valve handles both drinkers.
  • Heavy steel-plated chew guard protects trough lip.
  • Gallon capacity calibrations molded into tank wall.
  • Float and valve completely protected from hogs.

Remember to keep your animals healthy with a livestock waterer from Barn World.  Visit for all your livestock equipment needs.


Hog Feeders and Pig Feeders

Barn World has a great selection of hog feeders. We offer both gravity feed pig feeders and ration style hog feeders that minimize wasted feed. In addition, we have many different sizes of hog feeders to accommodate the different needs of nursery pigs, grower pigs, and finishing pigs. Hog feeder sizes range from 2 bushels to 90 bushels and come in indoor and outdoor options. All Barn World hog feeders are made from materials that are impervious to acids from hog waste and will last and last.

Supreme Hog Feeder

hog feeder for outdoor use

The 40 bushel, 60 bushel and 80 bushel offer:

  • Advanced scalloped trough design saves feed.
  • 12 large openings “natural” to hog anatomy.
  • Keeps feed in the feeding zone where hogs can get to it.


  • Long-lasting trough is heavy galvanized 12 gauge steel warranted.
  • Largest feed-saver fange on the market.
  • Strongest plastic door on the market.
  • Seamless spun steel top cover with reinforcement beads.
  • W-rod hinged top cover.
  • Polyethylene skid runners that never rust.

Top-Crank Feed Adjustment:

  • Convenient top-crank feed adjustment with four rigid 5/8” adjustment tubes.

All Supreme Feeders are available without top lid and/or doors.

Barn World also offers the Big “O” Oscillating Feeder

outdoor hog feeder

Choose the 15, 40, 65 or 90 bushel feeder

Feeder will not rust, rot or corrode—hog lot and confinement pen acids have no effect.
The Big “O” Oscillating Feeder Polyethylene Base will fit most sizes of feeders. An adapter ring is used to fit others.
Do not throw away that old feeder with the rusted-out bottoms. Bolt the top half of your old feeder to a new big “O” polyethylene base. Save big dollars!!!

Includes: Polyethylene base, trough a hopper, poly skids, painted steel supports, side feed adjustment.

Add packages to bases (40 BUSHEL FEEDER 1 ROW, 65 BUSHEL FEEDER 2 ROW, or 90 BUSHEL FEEDER 3 ROW) to make complete feeders.


Pig Feeder

Indoor Oscillating Nursery Feeder, Grower Feeder and Finishing Feeder

pig feeder

The indoor feeders will manage 35-55 pigs.

You can see our entire selection of indoor feeders and livestock equipment at Barn World.


Feed Bins for Grain Storage

Barn World carries a great selection of feed bin sizes and mini feed bins as well.

Our bulk feed bins offer safe, dry feed storage and are available in 6′, 7′ and 9′ diameter sizes.  All feed bins have 4″ wide corrugation reduces the resistance to downward flow of feed, feed hang-up and bridging.  Industry test have proven that wide corrugation gives 25% more vertical strength than narrow corrugation, and almost twice the strength of bins with no corrugation.  Wider corrugation results in wider bin sheets, thereby increasing capacity.   The same width corrugated bin holds more bushels than a narrow corrugated bin.

We also have a feed bin erection manual online for the feed bins so you can see how easy it is to assemble.

The mini feed bins are made from rust-proof plastic and with a metal collar and may be seen at


Cattle Mineral Feeder

Mineral feeders ensure your livestock get the necessary nutrients they need. Sioux Steel is a giant in the livestock supply industry and has created an extremely heavy duty ground cattle mineral feeder for heavy duty use!

cattle mineral feeder  cows eating from cattle mineral feeder

This feeder is designed for use with large herds of cattle. Horses will also easily access the feeder but the heavy-duty construction is designed for rough-and-tumble livestock feeding.

Feeder Body

It has a very wide, 38 inch diameter body that is tapered to prevent it from spilling or tipping. There are three anchor points molded into the body of the polyethylene base so it won’t go anywhere. The three generous compartments are very large and will hold a total of 200 pounds loose minerals for consumption.

Body of Mineral Feeder
three compartments of the polyethylene body   compartments of the feeder

The body of the cattle mineral feeder is 15” tall and is designed to take a lot of abuse in the pasture. The polyethylene construction is impervious to rust and is made with UV inhibitors for an extra-long life in the field. All of the components of the feeder are designed to be used outdoors year-round.

Mineral Feeder Flap

The flap is made with a 3/8” thick, heavy-duty rubber that measures 41 inch in diameter. It attaches to the top of the feeder with a strong pin and key system. It’s protected from tearing and creasing by two large and semi-flexible top washers with an additional washer underneath for added support. The new design increases longevity and durability so your expensive mineral are constantly protected from not only the elements, but your livestock too!

mineral feeder flap hardware kit

The flap is designed to take repeated abuse from cows flipping it up to access the minerals. If the flap ever does get worn, a replacement may be ordered separately. It is easy to change out the old and install the new. The logo that appears on the flaps is being phased out and may not be shipped with new orders.

Easy to Use

This large and tough feeder has been in production for decades and is a proven and widely popular design that’s used across the country. The high quality polyethylene construction makes it a long-lasting and dependable feeder no matter how many cattle are using it. It’s extremely simple to use – just fill it up and your animals will do the rest.

Make sure your livestock get the nutrition they need for the best overall health and weight gains possible.

Where to buy the feeder

This popular feeder are for sale at Barn World and if you’d like a quote with shipping, please let us know happy to help. or (720) 238-2190










Cattle Guard Selection and Installation

cattle guard resting on a concrete foundation

A cattle guard can provide years of trouble-free access to your pastures. The installation process doesn’t have to be complicated and the rewards of being able to pass through your fence lines without stopping immeasurable.

Once in place, your animals will be secure and you’ll never have to stop to open a gate again! It also provides piece-of-mind when you have other people accessing your property. You’ll no longer worry that someone else has left a gate open and all your cattle gone.

Below are some of the basic considerations for the selection and installation of this ubiquitous livestock barrier.

Selecting a cattle guard

The first step to the freedom from gates is the selection of the cattle guard style that matches the use of your property. The largest distinction is the choice between flat top rail and round top rail designs. Each has its own advantages for livestock control and vehicle comfort.


Flat top rail cattle guards

cattle grid with flat top rails

This design is typically used in high-speed traffic areas. They provide a smoother ride for crossing vehicles than their round top rail counterparts. The flat rail guards are also available in a wider range of load-carrying capacities. Private driveway use uses a 12 tons per axle capacity but ratings go all the way up to 30 tons per axle!

Cattle Guard Load Ratings

H-15 (12 tons per axle)
H-20 (16 tons per axle) – Public Highway
U-54 (25 tons per axle)
U-80 (30 tons per axle)

The extra heavy duty cattle guards are used for off-highway construction equipment use. The Department of Transportation requires the 16 ton per axle rating for public roadway projects. Typical driveway installations use the 12 tons per axle rating for fully loaded semi’s and farm and ranch equipment.


Round top rail cattle guards

This design is more economical than the flat rail and is very popular throughout the US. They are available in the highway-rated 16 ton per axle load-carrying rating and also as an estimated 12 ton per axle private-use guard. They’re very popular for use in driveways and on private property.

The round rails are a more aggressive livestock deterrent than the flat rails. A flat hoofed has more difficult time balancing on the curved edge of round rails and most cattle won’t put any weight on their hoof even if they do dare to approach the crossing.

There is also a variation of this style that includes a steel skirt welded to the perimeter. This allows it to be lay directly on the ground and helps prevent dirt from creeping in underneath. It’s very popular for low-traffic areas where digging a vault is warranted.


Cattle Guard Foundations

Like any major structural support system, the foundation is critical for a proper and long-lasting installation. The stability needs to be guaranteed as heavy crossing loads can change direction and momentum consistently. This not only puts a large vertical load on the installation but can also create side loads that require extra lateral stability.

precast foundations

These flat top rail cattle guards are available with precast concrete footings. They may be set directly in the ground and allow the steel grids to be bolted directly to the concrete below. This is a popular option as cement does not need to be brought to the site and poured. The precast are simply unloaded from the delivery vehicle and set in the ground.

Pouring a concrete footer is not hard but it is a bit more labor-intensive than having a precast foundation delivered. The idea is to provide a stable footprint for the cattle guard to transfer weight and motion to the ground. The wider footprint spreads the weight to prevent the barrier from sinking or moving once installed.

Below is a generic diagram for reference. Please be sure to enlist in local contractor who is familiar with the site conditions as described below.


Cattle Guard Foundation Diagram

cattle guard foundation diagram



Site Considerations

As stated above, a local contractor should be consulted to ensure the foundation meets the requirements of the site. Many factors, such as drainage, freezing levels and even local building codes can be important considerations for a secure installation. If the weight of the guard and the crossing vehicles is not properly distributed and secured, the foundation and thus the crossing be compromised.


Cattle guard wings

A fence line creates a vertical barrier to prevent livestock from wandering off. This barrier needs to be converted to the horizontal roadway and create a seamless transition. If it fence line terminates at a post located in the middle of the grid, your cattle can simply step around the post and avoid the cattle guard altogether.

cattle grid wing installed

The wings attach to the vertical fence line and spread it to the horizontal barrier of the cattle guard in the road. This connection prevents the “step-around” and keeps your livestock behind the structure.

Benefits of a Cattle Guard

A proper cattle guard installation will last for years and years. The convenience it provides combined with the security for your animals will make you wonder why you haven’t done before.

If you have any questions or if we can help plan your project, please let us know and will be happy to help.






A hog scale ensures healthy weight gains

Keeping track of your hog weight and overall health shouldn’t present a challenge. A lot of times we put off weighing as it can be a time consuming chore and we become too complacent with our health records. With a hog scale, you can track weight gains and monitor the efficiency of your feeding regiment. A quality animal scale can monitor overall health in a calm and safe environment.

hog scale in green with a digital display
Most everyone in the hog industry knows of the importance of a good hog feeder. Using an on-demand feed flow feature to eliminate standing feed helps maximize feed efficiency. Eliminating waste is one of the largest cost savings available when raising animals.

A hog scale allows you to measure gains and when compared to the amount of feed used, create an efficiency standard for your operation. Scales can be used to help determine the overall health of your animals and allow you to track their progress through the growing season.

Hog Scale Details

Osborne has been an industry leader in livestock equipment for years. They make top-of-the-line feeders and a fantastic hog scale that’s used throughout the country.

A Confined Weigh Station Will Calm Your Animal

In order to get the most accurate weight possible, a calm, stationary animal is ideal. As we know, that doesn’t happen very often. Osborne has built a confined area scale designed specifically for pigs and hogs.The platform is enclosed with solid sidewalls and easy entry and exit gates for a smooth operation. They are available in either standard side opening or center opening designs.

Side Opening Gate Feature

hog scale with side opening gates

The platform is designed to reduce bouncing and is entirely cable free. There is an option of side or center opening doors for both entry and exit for easy access.

Once on the platform, your animals will calm and wait to be released.  While doing so, you can easily weigh them in a safe environment. Below are pictures of a hog and a sheep using the scale. The scale is available in 18” or 24” widths to work with almost any type of small animal.

hog being weigh on an animal scale   sheep on a hog scale

Wheel Kit Option for Portability

The scales are available with an optional wheel kit. This simple addition allows the 5 foot long scale to be moved up and down alleys with the simple pull of the lever to put it on the wheels. No longer will you have to herd your animals to the scale, simply bring the scale to them.

hog scale wheel kit


Scale Display Options

As part of the kit, you may use the large, mechanical dial for economical and easy to read display. The dial includes hydraulic dampening and can be read from great distances if needed.

Scale Display Options

hog scale mechanical indicator   hog scale digital indicator

There is also a digital display option that uses an LCD readout. It allows displays in pounds or kilograms, has a constant auto-zero for resets and comes with the industry standard RS232 port. This port allows you to connect directly to your computer or printer for quickly recording weights.

No mater how large your operation, a scale is an invaluable tool to get the most out of your feed and monitor your animal’s health.

We do ship throughout the US. Please let us know if we can prepare a quote for one of these wonderful hog scales for you.






Weigh Bars turn your squeeze chute into a livestock scale

The easiest way to weigh your livestock is when they’re calm and contained. This environment allows for accurate measuring and is exactly what you get when your cattle are in the squeeze chute. Turning your squeeze chute into a livestock scale is made quick and easy with the rugged Weigh Bars from Barn World.

weigh bars in gold with digital indicator


Weigh Bar

This chute scale kit is made with carbon steel and finished in a high quality epoxy for longevity and ruggedness. It includes two loaded cells in each bar and is able to operate in temperatures as low as 14°F and all the way up to 104° if need be.


  • Each bar includes two load cells(each load cell 50 ohm)
  • Each bar has two adjustable feet per bar with a 3″ high adjustment
  • The Cell Output: 3 mV/V
  • Overweight protection – 200%
  • Maximum Operating Temperatures: 14 to 104 degrees F
  • Included Cable to the indicator is 20′

The low profile of 3.5″ allows them to be mounted just about anywhere. The mounting tabs are designed to hold the bars under your livestock chute or platform and are available with the 33″ or 40″ spec dimensions shown below:

weigh bar dimension diagram

Digital indicator

The indicator itself measures a generous 9″ x 5.5″ inches and is made and protected with stainless steel. It has a strong back-lit LCD display for easy reading and comes with a rechargeable 6 V battery and an AC adapter.

weigh bar display indicator

The software includes an animal motion hold setting so you may obtain accurate weights even if your cattle are moving in the chute.

The indicator also includes an RS – 232 port which is a full-duplex serial output so you may plug directly into your printer, laptop or other compatible device.


The kit includes a 20 foot connecting cable with plugging connections. To remove and store the display unit, simply unplug it. It also includes the cable to connect the bars together and is a complete system out-of-the-box!

weigh bar cable for cattle chute scale

The cables themselves are protected at each connection point with a steel surround so they can’t be kicked off or broken at the connection itself. See the picture below of the protected ports

weigh bar cable connections

Optional Platform Scale

These rugged bars can also be bolted directly to an optional platform to create a free-standing platform scale if desired. The platform weighs approximately 70 pounds is made from aluminum diamond tread deck plate and is further supported with cross members. The bottom of the perimeter is given extra support with 2″ square tubing for extra strength. It also includes cross-bracing through the middle of the platform area. 

It can be ordered for either the 33 inch or 40 inch sizes and will weigh almost anything up to 5,000 pounds!

Platform Scale made with Weigh Bars

Optional Heavy Duty Aluminum Platform - Floor Scale

Since you have your cattle going through the chute anyway, it is no extra effort to grab an accurate weight by installing these chute scale weigh bars to the bottom of your equipment. They are ready to go when they arrive and simply bolt on the bottom of your existing equipment. You can get accurate weight even if your cattle are somehow able to move around while in the chute.

Any flat surface can be made into a platform scale. The adjustable feet allow for a solid foundation and the entire portable scale system comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

They do include free throughout the lower 48 states and make managing your livestock weight gains and health quick and easy.

If you have any questions about this way bar scale system or any of our livestock scales, just let us know and will be happy to help. | Barn World | 720.238.2190



Chute Scale for weighing cattle

The simple to install and use weigh bars turn your chute into a livestock stock scale instantly. A chute scale is the simplest method of weighing your cattle as they’re going through for health and vet checks.

Weigh your cattle in your chute

As you move your cattle through your working equipment, what better time to weigh them when there calm and confined? It doesn’t require any extra effort on your part. Just glance at the digital scale indicator when it captures the weight, make a note of it and you’re done!

Mounting the weigh bars

The chute scale is made up of two individual weigh bars that mount directly to the bottom of your equipment. The built-in mounting tabs on top of both the 33″ and 40″ models make it a direct connection. It becomes part of your chute but can also be easily removed if desired. They’re literally out of sight and but always ready to use.

The bottom of each weigh bar has two adjustable feet to ensure a level surface. They screw in and out to make up-and-down adjustments.

Weigh Bar Cables

The chute scale includes all the necessary cables for quick and accurate weights. There is a cable that connects the two bars together and a generous 20 foot home-run cable up to the indicator.

The cables are enclosed in a protective sheathing to withstand abrasion and protect against rodents or anything else that might try and chew on them. The quick plug-in connections are made from aluminum instead of plastic for extra strength and durability.
The connection itself is protected by a steel frame so they can’t be accidentally stepped on and broken.

chute scale cable connection


Optional platform

If you don’t have a cattle chute to mount the bars to, you can attach them to almost any flat surface to create a platform scale. There is an optional aluminum platform specifically designed for the system.

chute scale platform

It measures 7 feet long and weighs approximately 70 pounds. It’s made with 1/8″ aluminium diamond deck plating and includes an aluminum support tube around the perimeter. There is also square tubing across the middle for extra support.

The platform is designed to mount directly to the 33 inch or 40 inch way bars and is a handy option to turn the bars into a platform scale.

Chute Scale Digital Indicator

A large digital indicator is included for quick and accurate measurements. It is enclosed inside a stainless steel case and uses the industry standard RS – 232 serial output port. You may connect your compatible printer or computer directly.

chute scale digital indicator

The indicator measures in 1 pound increments and includes specialized animal motion hold software. This unique feature allows it to get accurate weights even if your animal is dancing around on the scale.

All of the cable connections feature a quick disconnect so the indicator may be stored indoors, even if your bars remain attached to the chute outdoors.

Cattle Scale Features

chute scale for cattle specification sheet

Other Features:

  • RS-232 communications port eliminates connectors and provides a direct link
  • all cables feature a quick disconnect for easy removal
  • indicator may be disconnected to store indoors
  • cables are rodent resistant with sheathing
  • way bars include easy mounting tabs to attach to chutes or platforms
  • weigh bar cable connections are protected by steel frames
  • One Year warranty

Chute Scale Dimensions

Chute Scale Dimension Diagram


Call or email for more information and see all of our livestock scales.

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