The first thing to do is have them calve close to the house or barn. We have used the bathroom scale, but generally put a band around their belly and hook a scale onto the band and lift them up. Our weights are staying about the same, but every year it's harder to heft them. Could it be old age?
> How does one go about weighing a
> new born calf in the field without
> going all the way back to the barn
> with it? I would not want to haul
> a set of scales around, or is that
> what you have to do? What has so
> of you come up with?