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Milk: Liters to Pounds

 

Using a measuring tape to estimate body weight in cattle and dairy youngstock:


Measure the cow, heifer, or calf around the chest just behind the elbows.  

This measurement is called the Chest Girth or Heart Girth.  

Be sure the animal is standing with both front legs evenly placed on the ground. 

Use the charts below to estimate body weight.

Use the Imperial or Metric chart below to estimate body weight using chest girth

 
   
 

 

English/Metric Conversion Lookup Chart for

 

 

Estimating Dairy Catttle Weights Based Upon Heart Girth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Karen L. Jacobsen,  www.FARMLLC.org,  USA cell: 706-340-0999 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPERIAL

 

 

 

 

METRIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heart

Holstein

Guernsey

Jersey

 

Heart

Holstein

Guernsey

Girth

Weight

Weight

Weight

 

Girth

Weight

Weight

Inches

Pounds

Pounds

Pounds

 

cm

kg

kg

27

82

69

57

 

68.6

37.2

31.3

28

84

72

62

 

71.1

38.1

32.7

29

87

76

69

 

73.7

39.5

34.5

30

91

82

77

 

76.2

41.3

37.2

31

96

90

86

 

78.7

43.5

40.8

32

104

100

97

 

81.3

47.2

45.4

33

114

111

109

 

83.8

51.7

50.3

34

125

123

122

 

86.4

56.7

55.8

35

137

136

135

 

88.9

62.1

61.7

36

150

149

149

 

91.4

68.0

67.6

37

164

163

163

 

94.0

74.4

73.9

38

178

178

178

 

96.5

80.7

80.7

39

193

193

193

 

99.1

87.5

87.5

40

209

209

208

 

101.6

94.8

94.8

41

225

225

223

 

104.1

102.1

102.1

42

242

241

238

 

106.7

109.8

109.3

43

260

258

253

 

109.2

117.9

117.0

44

278

275

268

 

111.8

126.1

124.7

45

297

292

284

 

114.3

134.7

132.5

46

316

310

300

 

116.8

143.3

140.6

47

336

328

318

 

119.4

152.4

148.8

48

356

347

337

 

121.9

161.5

157.4

49

376

366

356

 

124.5

170.6

166.0

50

397

386

376

 

127.0

180.1

175.1

51

418

406

396

 

129.5

189.6

184.2

52

440

426

416

 

132.1

199.6

193.2

53

462

447

437

 

134.6

209.6

202.8

54

485

470

458

 

137.2

220.0

213.2

55

508

494

480

 

139.7

230.4

224.1

56

532

518

504

 

142.2

241.3

235.0

57

557

544

528

 

144.8

252.7

246.8

58

583

570

554

 

147.3

264.4

258.6

59

610

597

582

 

149.9

276.7

270.8

60

638

625

610

 

152.4

289.4

283.5

61

666

653

638

 

154.9

302.1

296.2

62

696

683

668

 

157.5

315.7

309.8

63

726

713

698

 

160.0

329.3

323.4

64

758

745

730

 

162.6

343.8

337.9

65

790

777

762

 

165.1

358.3

352.4

66

820

809

794

 

167.6

371.9

367.0

67

858

843

826

 

170.2

389.2

382.4

68

893

878

860

 

172.7

405.1

398.3

69

929

912

894

 

175.3

421.4

413.7

70

965

946

927

 

177.8

437.7

429.1

71

1002

979

959

 

180.3

454.5

444.1

72

1040

1012

990

 

182.9

471.7

459.0

73

1079

1045

1020

 

185.4

489.4

474.0

74

1119

1077

1048

 

188.0

507.6

488.5

75

1159

1109

1074

 

190.5

525.7

503.0

76

1200

1140

1095

 

193.0

544.3

517.1

77

1248

1170

1112

 

195.6

566.1

530.7

78

1282

1200

1124

 

198.1

581.5

544.3

79

1324

1230

1134

 

200.7

600.6

557.9

80

1366

 

 

 

203.2

619.6

 

81

1408

 

 

 

205.7

638.7

 

82

1449

 

 

 

208.3

657.3

 

83

1490

 

 

 

210.8

675.9

 

84

1528

 

 

 

213.4

693.1

 

85

1564

 

 

 

215.9

709.4

 

86

1600

 

 

 

218.4

725.8

 

87

1636

 

 

 

221.0

742.1

 

88

1670

 

 

 

223.5

757.5

 

89

1703

 

 

 

226.1

772.5

 

90

1735

 

 

 

228.6

787.0

 

91

1767

 

 

 

231.1

801.5

 

92

1798

 

 

 

233.7

815.6