Regularly weighing livestock can deliver numerous benefits, irrespective of farm enterprise. The obvious benefit is being in a position to monitor performance. The pig and poultry industry have honed in on the potential of weight recording as an accurate assessment of how animals are performing. If animals are not meeting targets set for daily gain, then there is automatically questions raised about whether the environment is suitable for animals to perform, if there are underlying health issues or if changes are needed to the diet animals are being offered.

Dairy farmers have the benefit of being able to track performance twice daily by means of the volume of milk produced