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Scrotum Measuring Stick
The size of testicles is directly related to sperm-producing ability in bulls but in order to get a measurement you have to stand dangerously close to the animal's hind legs and hooves.
"You can get hurt standing so close and, even if nothing happens, the measurement may not be accurate because of the way you have to take it," says Robert Rimmey, Millheim, Penn., inventor of a new "measuring stick" that lets you measure scrotal circumference from a distance.
The instrument consists of a tape measure fastened to two calibrated sliding rods. The tape is slipped around the scrotum and the rods slid together until the tape is tight. The reading can be taken after the instrument has been removed from the animal.
Rimmey's invention is already in use at the Dairy Breeding Research Center at Pennsylvania State University. He's looking for a manufacturer.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Robert R. Rimmey, 103 Race St., P.O. Box 375, Milheim, Penn. 16854.

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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #6