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#5463690 - 12/07/14 07:16 PM Measuring Tape Chart???
Stealthjr Offline
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Registered: 01/23/14
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I have searched and searched and searched and...well you know!

I could have sworn there was a chart somewhere on this forum that showed how you can use the girth measurement to get an idea of the weight of the hog without a scale.

Help me please!

Thanks!


Edited by Stealthjr (12/07/14 10:14 PM)
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#5464208 - 12/07/14 09:20 PM Re: Measuring Tap Chart??? [Re: Stealthjr]
colt.45 Offline
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heard others talking about the tape measuring. don't remember seeing chart on here. some one may have it though flag
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#5464565 - 12/08/14 07:43 AM Re: Measuring Tap Chart??? [Re: Stealthjr]
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You don't really need a chart. You can use it or the exact formula, or you can just use the shortcut formula which is...

Heart Girth X 10 - 200 = weight in lbs.

This will give you the estimate within 2 lbs of the precise formula up to something like 300 lbs.

However, a chart is found here along with the exact formula...
http://www.thepigsite.com/articles/1106/use-heart-girth-to-estimate-the-weight-of-finishing-pigs

So according to them, 48" gives you 282 lbs, but the shortcut says 280. Given that it is just an estimate, it is pretty darned close without the extra calculations.

Where folks seems to get into trouble using the method is by NOT getting the actual minimal circumference directly behind the front lets. They get A circumference, but not the minimal circumference.
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#5464627 - 12/08/14 08:18 AM Re: Measuring Tap Chart??? [Re: Stealthjr]
Stealthjr Offline
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DNS,
Thanks for taking the time to explain it! I just want to have all of the tools available to me "IF" i get lucky enough to smack that hog buffalo thats been all over my game cameras. I have a hoist and a scale but if im by myself i may not be able to get that hoss back to camp!

Cheers!
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#5465135 - 12/08/14 12:37 PM Re: Measuring Tap Chart??? [Re: Stealthjr]
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cheers good info DNS flag
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#5465365 - 12/08/14 02:22 PM Re: Measuring Tap Chart??? [Re: Stealthjr]
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#5465881 - 12/08/14 07:01 PM Re: Measuring Tap Chart??? [Re: Texaslawman]
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Thank you too Sir! flag
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