Accurate scales for weighing ingredients and completed feeds are essential parts of all feed mills.
For small scale manufacturing, the type that have a direct reading
dial are the easiest to use and are least likely to cause
mistakes to be made. Those which require manual balancing
by moving counter weights along a bar are less reliable, but
Accurate manufacture according to formulation depends on good scales;
this item is often neglected, with insufficient money being
spent on it. Scales with a taring device are the
best (the ability to adjust to zero after a container has
been placed on them so that the weight of the actual ingredient
being weighed can be read directly from the dial).
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