Body Condition Score as a Tool for Cow Herd Management

Body Condition Score as a Tool for Cow Herd Management

Ryon Walker, Ph.D.

Noble Research Institute

Technology has provided agriculture with new, creative and efficient ways to accomplish production goals. However, sometimes traditional tools still provide effective ways to manage the cow herd at different stages of production. One of these traditional tools is body condition scoring (BCS). Most cattle producers are familiar with BCS and its impacts on fertility. However, how can BCS be used as a tool to prevent negative impacts on fertility?

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