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Post Number:#1  Unread postby Jsauceman » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:05 pm


Hello. New user here. I invested in a small meat herd for personal use and accidentally stumbled on a restaurant buyer. My main question is about a scale to determine the weight. Is there any particular type that would be recommended by current growers. I have found two different types at Walmart . Com website that look promising. One is a baby scale similar to what you would find in a doctors office and the other is a digital bathroom type scale. Any suggestions or advice is appreciated.

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby UFCreel » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:29 am


Hello you are going to be trading or selling so you may need a butchhttps://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rc ... lpxN9lAers scale. I use a hand held Rapala fish scale.
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Jsauceman » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:49 pm


We will be selling cleaned carcass. The chef asked what the approximate weight would be. I was thinking something like the babybscale would be ideal to use on processed rabbits as well as monitoring litter growth. The fishing scale would be a good idea to measure hanging weight similar to how larger livestock is weighed. Never thought of using one of those. Thanks for the idea.

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby Homer » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:40 pm


https://www.harborfreight.com/70-lb-32-kg-digital-postal-scale-95069.html love mine. Put a box on it or a box and a bag, hit the tare button and it zeros. runs on a 9 volt battery to if you don't have power available.
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby alforddm » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:22 pm


You probably have already done this, but if you haven't, you need to check and make sure it's legal to sell to a restaurant if your meat is self processed. In Oklahoma, I can sell directly from my farm to the consumer but I can't sell to restaurants or stores unless the meat is processed in a fda inspected facility.

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