Body Condition Scoring Your Beef Cow Herd

Body Condition Scoring Your Beef Cow Herd

Dr. Rick Rasby

Gelbvieh World

Body condition scores (BCS) describe the relative fatness or body condition of a cow he<d through the use of a nine-point scale. A body condition score five (BCS 5) cow JS in average flesh and represents a logical target for most cow herds. A BCS 1 cow is extremely thin whilea BCS 9 cow is extremely fat and obese.

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