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Body Condition Scores are a great tool for the beef cow herd

Body Condition Scores are a great tool for the beef cow herd

Kable Thurlow

Michigan State University

For many years, astute cattle producers have been visually apprasing their livestock. Body Condition Score (BCS)  needs to be a visual appraisal tool that all beef cow-calf producers know how to use. Most producers do not weigh the cows on a regular basis, so being able to look at them and evaluate them is a must. The BCS 9-point scoring system is the tool for that job.

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