The Gallagher Group’s Efforts to Making Livestock Safe and Healthy
Published on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 2:01pm
Whether you run a small outfit or an expansive ranch, keeping track of livestock can be challenging. But with the right equipment, it is possible. Enter the Gallagher Group, a company has consistently led the way in innovative animal management systems. The Gallagher Group pioneered New Zealand’s first electric fencing system in 1938 and has continued to make an impact on ranches and farms across the globe. Today, Gallagher North America offers fencing, weighing, data collection and watering system solutions for specific animals and applications so producers can be sure they are using the best solution to meet their unique needs.
“Gallagher’s success can be credited to a customer centric approach to research and development with a strong focus on end-user needs,” says Rooney, product specialist at Gallagher North America. “This philosophy is endorsed with seven percent of the group’s total revenue invested in R&D annually.”
As Rooney explains, the Gallagher range of innovative weighing systems provides farmers with the tools to accurately and easily measure animal performance to make informed decisions. Gallagher Weigh Scales and Data Recorders range from entry-level, automatic weighing models to the most advanced weighing and data collection and management system available.
As part of the company’s continuous goal to provide the most innovative systems and tools to help farmers and ranchers effectively manage their livestock, Gallagher recently launched the W110 Entry Level Weigh System for livestock and general purpose weighing. This is the first weighing system with these capabilities sold for under $1K in North America.
When raising or showing livestock, the regular weighing of animals is vital to increased productivity and profitability. Measuring factors, such as animal weights, is vital not only to improving animal and herd performance, but ensuring the producer's bottom line as well.I n fact, well-informed management decisions come from animal weight data that is easily obtained and accurate, as the weight of the animal can have significant impact on the breeding performance and the health of the animal.
Gallagher’s W110 Livestock Weighing System, is an easy to use portable entry-level system, with a 3,300 lb. weighing capacity. The galvanized steel chassis loadbars fit most platform sizes and come precalibrated to the indicator.
“This system comes with a weigh scale indicator, mounting bracket and loadbars,” Rooney says. “The unit’s tough construction allows for all weather outdoor usage. In addition to operating on four AA batteries, the plug and play system enables easy portability and convenience – making it very attractive to youth stock show enthusiasts involved in FFA and 4H activities.”