This Sheep Scale is a Fantastic Hog Scale too!

Sheep and Hog Scale from Barn World

Barn World carries many livestock scales and is featuring our hog scales in the industry.  This animal scale is extremely durable and is easily used with all types of small animals.

The scale package includes an 18″ x 55″ aluminum platform scale, crate assembly, stainless steel digital indicator, rechargeable battery, AC adapter (charger), pre-calibration, one-year warranty. Capacities: 500 lbs and 1,000 lbs.

Features:

  • Construction- Aluminum with non-skid platform surface protects animals and handlers from accidental falls. Gates can be easily lifted with one hand reducing back strain.
  • Overload Capacity- Capable of withstanding 1,500 pounds of weight without damaging the scale.
  • Easy Assembly- No installation costs. No moving parts that require maintenance or adjustment.
  • Stainless Steel Junction Box- allows easy connection to the indicator.
  • Weight Sensor- It uses four high-quality stainless steel, hermetically sealed load cells for superior performance and durability. These load cells can be submerged in water without failing.
  • Indicator- It provides 5,000 divisions of certified accuracy with a back light LCD display. Comes complete with RS-232 serial port for computer or printer connection. Includes rechargeable battery and AC adapter which acts as battery charger when plugged into indicator. Also includes a proprietary “motion control” software which allows you to obtain a stable weight even if the animal is continuously moving on the platform.

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Specifications:

  • Capacity- 500 lbs
  • Readability- 0.2 lbs.
  • Accuracy- 0.5%
  • Dimensions- Scale: 18″ x 55″ — Pen: 22″ x 60″ x 38″ — gate raises 48″
  • Shipping Weight- approximately 150 pounds
  • Accurate- Provides consistent accuracy within 0.5% and is comes complete with digital indicator and “motion control” software.
  • Portable- All aluminum construction to maximize portability. 110 lbs. Easy to relocate. Gates are easy to lift.
  • Low Profile- Small animals can easily step onto the scale avoiding animal stress.
  • Durable- Complete with stainless steel, hermetically sealed load cells and a stainless steel, NEMA 4X battery-powered digital weight indicator. Built for farm use!
  • Economical to Own- Low purchase price, virtually no maintenance cost, and economical replacement parts readily available.

Call Barn World today at (720) 238-2190 or visit BarnWorld.com to order yours and view all of our livestock scales!

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Sheep and Hog Scale from Barn World

Sheep and Hog Scale from Barn World

  

Barn World carries many livestock scales and is featuring our hog scales and sheep scale as the best livestock scale in the industry.  This animal scale is extremely durable and built using industry standard parts common in all livestock scale systems.

The hog and sheep scales have a package that includes an 18″x 55″ aluminum platform scale, crate assembly, stainless steel digital indicator, rechargeable battery, AC adapter (charger), pre-calibration, one-year warranty. Capacities: 500 lbs and 1,000 lbs. Shipping is estimated based on weight and location and we’ll be happy to forward a quote with delivery to your address!

Scale Specifications

  • Accurate- Provides consistent accuracy within 0.5% and is comes complete with digital indicator and “motion control” software.
  • Portable- All aluminum construction to maximize portability. It weighs 110 lbs. is easy to relocate and t gates are easy to lift.
  • Low Profile- Small animals can easily step onto the scale avoiding animal stress.
  • Durable- Complete with stainless steel, hermetically sealed load cells and a stainless steel, NEMA 4X battery-powered digital weight indicator. Built for farm use!
  • Economical to Own:  Low purchase price, virtually no maintenance cost, and economical replacement parts readily available.

Call Barn World today at (720) 238-2190 or visit BarnWorld.com to order yours and view all of our livestock equipment!

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Animal Platform Scales

Animal Platform Scales from Barn World


pet platform scale  animal platform scale

Barn World carries many livestock scales and our animal platform scales make keeping accurate weights and managing your animals growth easy. They’re extremely durable and built using industry standard parts common in all livestock scale systems.

Our two lightest floor scales are portable and measure capacities of 500 and 1,000 pounds respectively.

These are complete packages and include an 18″ x 55″ aluminum platform scale along with:

  • Stainless steel digital indicator
  • Rechargeable battery
  • AC adapter /charger
  • Pre-calibration
  • One-year warranty.

They’re available with capacities of 500 and 1,000 pounds.

Scale Specifications

  • Accurate- Provides consistent accuracy within 0.5% and is comes complete with digital indicator and “motion control” software.
  • Portable- All aluminum construction to maximize portability. 110 lbs. Easy to relocate. Gates are easy to lift.
  • Low Profile- Small animals can easily step onto the scale avoiding animal stress.
  • Durable- Complete with stainless steel, hermetically sealed load cells and a stainless steel, NEMA 4X battery-powered digital weight indicator. Built for farm use!
  • Economical to Own- Low purchase price, virtually no maintenance cost, and economical replacement parts readily available.

Call Barn World today at (720) 238-2190 or visit BarnWorld.com to order yours and view all of our livestock equipment!

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Small Animal Livestock Scale System

Small Animal Livestock Scales are useful for tracking weights and overall health. You can see if they’re gaining the growing weight they should be and if your feeding system is efficient and minimizes costs.

dog standing on an animal scale platform

The MTI AW Series offers a convenient, compact and portable weighing capability with high capacity. This durable product offers unparalleled weighing performance, with the advantages of low profile and affordability.Standard features include lbs and kg weighing modes, hold feature, stable weight indicator and auto power off to extend battery life.  I has an internal rechargeable batteries and a user instruction manual included.  A rubber slip-reducing mat is included with each unit as well as a display bracket for desk or wall mounting of the indicator.

An Animal Platform Scale

A great alpaca scale, goat scale and even dog scale, this low profile and very portable scale is very versatile.
22″ x 42″ stainless steel platform scale calibrated to a digital readout. The weighing capacity is 550 lbs. The scale is powered by a rechargeable batter or AC adapter. Both are included with purchase. The scale also comes with a removable rubber mat and a one-year warranty.

Scale Details

  • Accurate and reliable
  • “Hold” feature for unstable loads like animals or large packages
  • Stainless steel or mild steel weight platform
  • 550 lb x 0.2 lb (250 kg x 0.1 kg) capacity
  • Rechargeable battery or AC powered
  • Auto power off
  • Easy to operate
  • Compact and light weight

An overall great portable, low profile and affordable scale.  Visit BarnWorld.com today to view our entire selection of livestock scales, animal scales and livestock equipment.

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Weigh bars for squeeze chutes

Weigh bars make weighing your cattle effortless and create safe environment for your and your animals. We carry a set of bars that mount directly to the bottom of your livestock chute so as you’re performing necessary veterinary work, tag etc, you can grab a weight at the same time. Their in a secure hold and are calm so you can easily weigh them at the same time.

See more details below and check out our website for all of our livestock scales.

Picture of the Weigh Bars

weigh bars for weighing cattle

This pair is built with carbon steel and finished with a high grade epoxy paint.   The digital weight indicator is made from stainless steel for extra ruggedness.

Specifications

  • Sensors: Two loaded cells per each bar (each load cell 50 ohm)
  • There are two adjustable feet on the bottom of each bar for leveling
  • Load cell Output: 3mV/V
  • Overload protection: 200%
  • Operating Temperature: 14 to 104 degrees F (-10 to 40 degrees C)
  • 25 foot cable included
  • Two load cell summing boxes

Barn World carries both a 33″ and 40″ length to help fit the most common chutes widths out there.

Call (720) 238-2190 or visit BarnWorld.com today for all your livestock equipment needs!

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Platform Scales for Animals

When looking for a livestock scale, look no further than the large selection at Barn World.  We carry all types of animal scales that are great forr 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.

Large Animal Platform Scales

The PS2000 livestock scale is just like the 1,000 capacity scale except the platform is a little bit larger. It is a 59″ x 30″ 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.

animal platform scale     animal floor scale

Specifications

  • Capacity– 2,000 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– Weighs only 105 pounds, no need for ramps or recessed floors, this unit comes with ramps on both ends!
  • 15′ serial cable

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

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4H Livestock Scale and Animal Scales

Barn World offers a wide selection of livestock scales. If you need a livestock scale, one of our  animal scales will certainly fit the bill.

Our most popular a very versatile 4H livestock scale is a multipurpose livestock scale designed with 4-H in mind.  Weigh pigs, sheep, goat, calves up to 1,000 lbs. 55.5″ x 20.1″ mild steel platform scale with end ramps. Pre-calibrated to a stainless steel digital indicator. Includes 6V DC rechargeable battery and AC adapter. An optional indicator stand is available.

cow standing on a livestock scale

Features:

  • Capacity – 1,000 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 1000 weighs only 60 lbs, two easy access carry handles makes this scale convenient to relocate. No need for ramps or recessed floors, as this unit comes with ramped ends.

Construction

– Rugged steel with tread plate surface protects animals and handlers from accidental slips and falls. Adjustable foot pads allow scale to work effectively on uneven floors.   A very touch livestock scale.
Overload Capacity – Capable of withstanding 150% capacity of weight without damaging the scale

Easy Assembly – No installation costs or parts that require maintenance. Just place the scale on a hard surface and level by adjusting the foot pads. Connect the indicator and turn on the power.  Perfect for a 4H livestock scale.

Call (720) 238-2190 or visit BarnWorld.com today!

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Barn World Weigh Bars – the best weigh bar chute scale out there!

Barn World’s  MTI-500 weigh bar is the toughest in the livestock scale business.

chute scale weigh barThis weigh bar is constructed from carbon steel and finished with a high grade epoxy paint. The digital weight indicator is for the weigh bar is made from stainless steel NEMA 4X.

Weigh bar specifications

  • Weight sensors: Two loaded cells per weight bar (each load cell 50 ohm)
  • Load Feet: 2 per bar, 3″ high capacity
  • Load cell Output: 3mV/V
  • Overload protection: 200%
  • End loading: 100%
  • Operating Temperature: 14 to 104 degrees F (-10 to 40 degrees C)
  • Interface Cable: 25ft cable included
  • Two load cell summing boxes

weigh bar cattle chute scale brochure

Barn World carries the weigh bar with your choice of 33″ or 40″ lengths and an optional scale platform.

Call Barn World at (720) 238-2190 or visit BarnWorld.com today for the best weigh bar durability and performance and all your livestock equipment.

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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 BarnWorld.com for all your livestock equipment needs.

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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.

 

 

 

 

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