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How to Choose a Meat Scale

How to Choose a Meat Scale

With today’s current economic times, many people are turning to sustainable farming to grow their own fruits, vegetables and grains.  These small scale farmers are also raising their own chickens, goats and cattle for their family’s consumption. Some people prefer to go and hunt for their meat, such as deer and elk, during regulated hunting seasons. Regardless of where you obtain your meat, you will need to use a meat scale to weigh and measure your meat prior to cooking it.

Choosing a meat scale to meet your specific needs can be a bit tricky. You do not want to purchase a meat scale that is only small enough to weigh a Cornish Hen if in the future you are planning to also weigh slabs of deer or beef.  If you will be handling and processing plenty of meat in the coming months and years, purchasing a meat scale that is on par with the ones in your local butcher shop is a great idea.

There are many different styles and types of meat scales that are available for purchase. One of the more common ones to have, especially if you are intending to sell some of your processed meat, is a price computing meat scale. This is a meat scale that is perfect for home butchering and butcher shops alike.  This type of meat scale is very portable and easy to carry around to different parts of your farm, home or shop.  After the meat scale weighs your meat for you, it is able to compute the actual cost per pound or ounce of meat and will show this amount on its display.  

A digital meat scale is quite easy to read as its display is quite large. Some of them even have displays that have LED backlighting too for even easier reading during the late night hours or early morning farm hours.  For deer butchering and beef butchering, you can even purchase a specially designed hanging meat scale that can weigh up to 300 pounds.  This is also great in that with this type of hanging meat scale you can really boast to your friends exactly how much that deer was that you caught.

Following in the footsteps of the price computing meat scale, are ones that not only weigh the meat and compute the price of the meat, but also print out a price tag for the meat. This type of meat scale can also be customized to print out a receipt for your customers as well.  These meat scales require minimum maintenance and are very easy to use, with big keypads and equally big displays on both the front and the back of the device so that both you and your customer can see the weight and price at the same time.

If you only need the occasional use of a meat scale, selecting a smaller meat scale would probably fit your needs best. Small scales are great for weighing your meat prior to vacuum sealing them in freezer bags for storage.

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