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Sheep producers can improve production by using weighing scales and keeping accurate records of weights.
Withiut some objective measurement, such as weighing, producers have no accurate method of identifying the heaviest, lightest and average weight of a group of sheep.
They could try to esstimate weight by eye - but most people are poor judges of body weight.
Roberts, W D.
"Weighing scales for sheep do pay,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 30
, Article 12.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol30/iss3/12