Measure in inches girth around breast just behind shoulder-blade and the length of back from tail to fore part of shoulder-blade. Multiply girth by length and divide by 144. If girth is less than three feet, multiply the quotient by 11; if between three and five feet, multiply by 16; if between five and seven feet, multiply by 23; if between seven and nine feet, multiply by 31. If animal is lean, deduct one-twentieth from result, or take girth and length in feet, multiply square of girth by length, and multiply product by 3.36. Live weight multiplied by .605 gives net weight, nearly.

Carrying Capacity of a Freight Car

This table applies to Ten Ton Cars

Apples........... 370 bushels

Barley............ 300 "

Bran.............. 1,000 "

Butter............ 20,000 pounds

Cattle........ 18 to 20 head

Corn............. 400 bushels

Eggs........ 130 to 160 barrels

Flaxseed.......... 360 bushels

Flour............. 90 barrels

Flour............. 200 sacks

Hogs........ 50 to 60 head

Lime............. 70 barrels

Lumber........... 6,000 feet

Oats............. 680 bushels

Potatoes.......... 430 "

Salt.............. 70 barrels

Sheep........ 80 to 100 head

Wheat........... 340 bushels

Whiskey......... 60 barrels

Wood............ 6 cords