Thanks Sapper. I'll look into that formula and try to remember it next time. If you happen to know it off top your head let me know. If not I can do the research. Thanks again
If you carry a cloth tape with you...you can use the 'Heart Girth' method of estimating the 'live weight' of a hog.
The tape is wrapped around the circumference of the hog....placed tight behind the front legs and the measurement taken.
The actual 'formula' is: HG (Heart Girth) X 10.1709 minus 205.7492, BUT...most of us round that off for sake of simplicity and just take the tape measurement (HG) times 10, minus 200.Example: Your hog tapes out at 44 inches. You take that measurement times 10 (=440 lbs.) minus '200lbs' (that figure is always a constant), gives you 240 lbs. for your estimate.
I have used this method for many years and have weighed hogs on a scale to check the accuracy. It has always been pretty close. The exception being pregnant Sows or hogs is poor condition.