Mature cow weight assesses the weight of mature females, and are measured in in kilogram units.
Recording mature cow weight data
Mature cow weight should be recorded using an appropriate (and accurate) scales, recorded to the nearest kilogram.
Do not guess/estimate weight or use measuring tapes to calculate weight. Either weigh the cows using appropriate scales or don’t record weights.
When should mature cow weight be collected?
Mature cow weight measurements should be taken when the 200 day weights for the progeny of the females are recorded, which will normally be at, or near the time of weaning.
Measurements can also be repeated at the start of joining and pre-calving for any members who are willing to collect multiple measurements throughout the year.
Angus Australia acknowledges the funds provided by the Australian Government through the Meat & Livestock Australia Donor Company (MDC).
This resource was created as a result of a collaboration between Angus Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia Donor Company (MDC) (Project P.PSH.1063).