Load Bar Calibration

In order to complete the calibration process you will need a known weight close to the weight of the most frequently weighed animals ie 250-350 kg for steers etc. This will provide the most accurate calibration and results for your specific farm requirements.

Using 20L buckets from Bunnings filled with water is a quick and inexpensive solution for recalibration. 20kg bags of seed / fertiliser can also be used and are often readily available. Removable tractor weights can also be used in this process. 

When completing calibration of your load bars - the previous calibration settings will be reset and can not be retrieved.

Use a known weight of at least 1/3 of the max weight ie 300kg known weight for a max weight of 900kg in the calibration process for optimal accuracy.

Here is an article explaining the importance of regular calibration of your digital scales system to maintain optimal record keeping accuracy : https://www.beefcentral.com/genetics/the-need-to-calibrate-scales-for-accurate-ebvs/

Here is a quick outline of the calibration process :

1.   Prepare the scales for calibration: make sure your load bars are on a flat and level surface. Ensure there is no weight on the load bars.
2.   Enter the calibration mode as per the provided PDF and video guide and zero calibrate the scales with no weight on the load bars.
3.   Add a calibration weight onto the load bars - distributed evenly : The weight used should be a known, precise weight that is within the scale's capacity. 
4.   Confirm calibration: once the calibration weight is on the load bars, confirm and enter the weight into the system. 
5.   Remove the calibration weight: after the calibration weight is confirmed, remove the weight from the load bars.
6.   Test the system : To ensure the system is now reading accurately, place the calibration weight back on the scale. The reading should match the known weight. If it doesn't, you may need to repeat the calibration process.

Please use this PDF guide click here to download and click here to view video.

Make sure to read the guide a few times cover to cover to ensure you are comfortable with the calibration process.