Preparing the Cow Herd for Cold Weather

Preparing the Cow Herd for Cold Weather

Rick Rasby

University of Nebraska

Cows in an optimal body condition score (BCS 5 to 6) are better able to withstand adverse environmental conditions. As a risk management strategy at the ranch level going into the winter, reduce the number of BCS 4 cows and increase the number of BCS 5 cows in your herd.

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