Our high accuracy shackle monorail scale is used in a variety of different applications for cattle, but when it comes to getting the weight before any processing, a shackle scale is the way to go.
The shackle scale is a heavy duty alternative to the trolley monorail scale, which allows for handling of cattle and other heavy products before being cut down or drained of blood.
There are several reasons that a live (or just-dead) weight is good to have for a producer.
When bringing in new, possibly unfamiliar breeds of cattle it is helpful to be able to independently weigh the cattle to form a genetics database.
This differs from standard practice where the cattle are weighed in a group and the average is taken.
You can imagine that this could give you an inaccurate weight if, for example, you had an even distribution of cattle weighing 800 or 1200 pounds. The average would be 1000 pounds which is significantly different in terms of meat production from either of the other weights.
Cattle can often surpass the weighing capacity and structural integrity of the regular trolley monorail scale, which makes it necessary for something more tough and stable under those conditions.
The shackle scale has a capacity several times larger than the HA monorail scale, while still retaining acceptable division sizes.
For certain packing plants, this is even more helpful when more of the animal is being used.
For plants who make use of the various parts like the hide, the blood, and offal products, this scale would assist packers to accurately track yield by individual animal.
This lets them accurately gauge their producer’s performance.
This full weight can easily be paired to a specific carcass or product through products like Trolley Vision® for the best information tracking.