by Mackenzie Chauncey
Periodically measuring and recording the weight of each ox in a
team lets you adjust the amount of feed for the faster-growing ox
to keep both animals close to the same size.
To estimate your ox's weight, measure its girth and length as shown
in the illustration above, enter those numbers in the fields provided below,
and click on the "Weight Estimate" button. If you wish to keep records for
several oxen, enter each ox’s name before printing the page
showing its estimated weight.
Girth is the circumference of the ox's body about 4" behind
its front legs.
Length is the length of the ox's body as measured in a straight
line from the point of shoulder to the buttocks.