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Feeding the dairy herd

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TABLE A-3. ESTIMATING WEIGHT OF DAIRY ANIMALS ON BASIS OF HEART GIRTH MEASUREMENTS
Heart girth
inches
Weight
lb
Heart girth
inches
Weight
lb
Heart girth
inches
Weight
lb

26 80 49 374 72 1069
27 84 50 394 73 1111
28 89 51 414 74 1153
29 95 52 434 75 1197
30 101 53 456 76 1241
31 108 54 478 77 1285
32 118 55 501 78 1331
33 128 56 526 79 1377
34 138 57 552 80 1423
35 148 58 579 81 1469
36 158 59 607 82 1515
37 168 60 637 83 1561
38 180 61 668 84 1607
39 192 62 700 85 1659
40 208 63 732 86 1712
41 224 64 766 87 1764
42 240 65 800 88 1816
43 258 66 835 90 1868
44 276 67 871 91 1921
45 294 68 908 92 1975
46 314 69 947    
47 334 70 987    
48 354 71 1027    

Measure animal with steel carpenter's tape or a heavy nonstretchable tape. Place tape just behind front legs and behind shoulders, and pull up snug.



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