16 October 1998

Weight updates made quick and easy

EVEN on a computer, updating animal growth weight records by hand is a tedious task and one in which mistakes can occur through incorrect keying.

To speed up this essential element of livestock management and reduce the possibilities of inaccuracies, Sum-It has developed an interface module for its Cattle Management software to link to Ritchie Tru-Test 700 series electronic weigh scales.

This facility enables group weights to be downloaded by cable to the farms PC, where the Sum-It programme updates each individual animals records with its latest weight and the date, as well as calculating instant daily liveweight gains.

Electronic scales interface module cost £150 (01844-213003).