- Single Animal Weighcage


Our single animal weigh cage is custom built to fit your alleyway. The size can be as big as 48' x 8' (this is the maximum size of the sheet steel for the floor), down to whatever size you need for your alleyway. Typical cages are 39' x 7'6', but many alleyways are 36' wide or less, so it really depends on your set up. We've found that 7' is long enough for most breeds and 34' is probably the minimum you'd want to go on the width. Also keep in mind that anything more than 38' may be enough room for calves to turn around.

We build the enclosure with steel sides and front and rear sliding doors. The cage is built from 16 gauge square tube with a 1/8' plate steel platform floor so it will handle the roughest of conditions. The entire cage is then washed, primed and painted. We use four 5k LARGE ENVELOPE NTEP load cells and our NTEP LP7510 Animal Weighing Indicator. Technically, this scale can be calibrated to weigh up to 10,000lbs, but unless you're weighing baby elephants, we'll calibrate it to 5,000lbs by 1lb resolution.

The scale arrives pre-calibrated and ready to weigh.  We build the scale, calibrate it, then disassemble it for shipment. When you receive the scale, you just need to stand up the sides and door panels and bolt them to the platform. This is pretty simple but you'll want a helper because the panels are heavy. We used to ship the scales fully assembled, but the shipping is astromically expensive to ship as an assembled cage (like three times the amount), so we now break them down first. 

This is a phenomenal value for a weigh cage. That we know of, this is the least expensive single-animal livestock scale in North America and it is made with outstanding craftsmanship, the heaviest of materials and all certified components. This scale is Made in The USA with U.S. Steel. Similar cages from Rice Lake Weighing and Cardinal Scale (which we also sell) are twice the price.

***NOTE: We use only NTEP Certified Scale Components, but the steel cage, itself, is not NTEP Certified. If you live in a jurisdiction that requires NTEP certification to place a scale in service as 'legal for trade,' please contact your local Department of Weights and Measures before purchasing this scale. Please allow one to two weeks before shipping.

Customization is available. Call us if you have special requirements.

Shipping is free to non-residential addresses in the 48 contiguous states. You must have a forklift or a tractor with forks to unload the cage. It ships via a 53' dry van and weighs approximately 1100lbs.

Customer reviews

  1. By Jeffrey Steimle on

    I purchased a cattle weigh scale from B&B in November of 2015. By June of 2016 it was falling apart with several welds breaking even though it had not been used and was just sitting in my pen yard on pallets awaiting installation. B&B said leaving the cattle scale outside was extreme neglect. Their solution was for me to either claim lightning hit the cage, broke the welds and file an insurance claim or take unpaid days from work and incur travel expenses to haul it 1200 miles round trip or hire a trucking company so they could re weld it. Since the original construction was so poor I had no confidence that any rework would make the cage any safer or more usable and asked for a refund which was denied. I wish I had never heard of this company.