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How to weigh a young pig with a measuring tape

How to weigh a young pig with a measuring tape


​This is much easier than weighing an adult pig by using a measuring tape. And that's because there is no arithmetic involved! All you need is a measuring tape and the table below.

Place one end of the tape measure just behind the front legs of your pig and measure the circumference of the pig's girth. This measurement is called the Heart Girth.

Look up the chart. Simple!

Girth measurement

Weight

Inches

Ibs

Cms

kilos

25

88

63.5

40

29

110

73.5

50

32

132

81

60

34

143

86.5

65

35.5

154

90

70

37

165

94

75

42

220

107

100

Live weight pork pig = 60-75kg

Live weight bacon pig = 90-100kg



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Tuesday, 11 December 2018