Estimating Weight of Beef Cattle by
Heart Girth Measurements

If it is not possible to scale weigh cattle, tape measuring is a handy alternative way to estimate weight. Remember that it only gives you an approximation of the animal's weight.

How To Measure Your Beef Cattle:

Stand the animal with head in normal position and with the four legs set squarely under the body.
Pass the tape tightly around the body just back of the shoulders at the smallest circumference
it is recommended that the animal be kept off feed and water for 12 hours before measuring. An overnight shrink is enough.

The Following Table Indicates Beef Cattle Weight:

 

Heart
Girth
Inches
Weight
In
Pounds
 Heart
Girth
Inches
Weight
In
Pounds
 Heart
Girth
Inches
Weight
In
Pounds
 Heart
Girth
Inches
Weight
In
Pounds
 Heart
Girth
Inches
Weight
In
Pounds
3091 42236 54484 66834 781288
3095 42244 54496 66850 781310
3199 43253 55509 67869 791332
31103 43262 55522 67886 791353
32108 44271 56535 68903 801374
32113 44279 56548 68921 801396
33118 45288 57562 69939 811418
33123 45297 57575 69957 811440
34128 46307 58589 70975 821463
34133 46317 58603 70993 821485
35139 47327 59618 701011 831508
35145 47337 59632 711030 831531
36151 48347 60647 721049 841555
36157 48358 60661 721068 841578
37163 49369 61676 731087 851601
37169 49379 61691 731107 851624
38176 50390 62707 741127 861648
38183 50401 62722 741147 861672
39190 51412 63737 751167 871697
39197 51424 63753 751186 871721
40205 52436 64770 761205 881745
40212 52448 64786 761226 881770
41220 53460 65802 771247 891796
41228 53472 65818 771267 891821

Last Updated - Saturday, October 04, 2008 12:42 PM