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post #1 of 5 Old 10-30-2008, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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weight of grain

Ok, so this might be a silly question... but what does IBs for grain mean? My mare is foaling and they suggest she should increase to 6-8Ibs a day, do you actually Weigh it on a scale>? Cuz i've always just feed like a 1/4 of a cofee can and never used that system!!! THANKS IN ADVANCE
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you can buy a scoop with it on it...i have a metal scoop that says 3 lbs..thta means that it can hold 3lbs of feed...your local feed store should be able to help

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lb = LB = Pound Get a set of kitchen scales from someplace like walmart.. They are not costly. I weigh my can/container empty then fill it and weigh again. Either reposition the pointer with the empty can on it to 0 or subtract the weight of the can yourself. Then you know what your feed weighs. Not all scoops with a pound marker are going to be accurate as it depends on what you are feeding. Oats are light corn is heavy.

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weight of grain

unit of weight equal to 0.065 gram, or 1/7,000 pound avoirdupois. One of the earliest units of common measure and the smallest, it is a uniform unit in the avoirdupois, apothecariesí, and troy systems. The ancient grain, varying from one culture to the next, was defined as the weight of a designated number of dry wheat (or other edible grain) kernels taken from the middle of the ear. It was also used as the original basis for the medieval English inch, which was defined for instructional purposes as the length of 3 medium-sized barleycorns placed end to end (about 2.54 cm). The Sumerian shekel equaled the weight of 180 wheat grains; the British silver penny sterling was set at the weight of 32 wheat grains. The metric grain of 50 mg is used to weigh precious stones.
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