goatwisdom

MainPage

Quick tape

9002

Using a standard cloth measuring tape, measure around the "heart girth" behind the front legs. Pull the tape just snug. Do NOT use these weights as the basis for goat sales. Although not perfectly accurate, it is great for keeping track of general weight trends for your goats. For example, if one of them is losing weight it should alert you to look for health problems. It is accurate enough to use as a general guide for determining medicine dosages.

NOTE: I recently purchased a livestock scale and have been weighing the goats with it. In comparing actual weights with this chart, I found that there is a need to make corrections to the chart. The does which I weighed are Nubian/Boer crosses and may have heavier builds than other breeds. Therefore, I have kept the original chart here, followed by a revised chart which reflects the actual weights of my does. The perfect weight for your goat may be somewhere in between.

WEIGHT MEASURE
Inches Pounds Inches Pounds
21
34
30
86
22
38
31
92
23
45
32
100
24
50
33
109
25
57
34
117
26
62
35
127
27
68
36
137
28
74
37
147
29
80
38
158

REVISED CHART (11/16/19)
Inches Pounds Inches Pounds
21
36
30
93
22
41
31
101
23
48
32
109
24
53
33
124
25
61
34
130
26
67
35
137
27
74
36
154
28
81
37
166
29
86
38
179



luci