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Davis, H.P., Swett, W.W. and Harvey, W.R. (1961) Relation of heart girth to weight in Holsteins and Jerseys (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 194)
Body weight is the one measurement most extensively used to evaluate growth, condition, and value for beef, and as a basis for calculating feed requirements for cattle. Weight can be determined readily by scales but unfortunately scales of a capacity adequate for weighing cattle are not always available. Thus there is a real need for a basis of estimating weight from some body measurement that can be obtained easily and at a minimum of cost and time. It is the aim of this study to utilize additional data now available to increase further the accuracy and reliability of estimating weight from body measurements.