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June 19, 2015

Did you know?

Did you know that body condition scoring is a useful management tool to determine nutritional needs of cattle in your herd.  A cow’s body condition score (BCS) can be especially useful during this spring breeding season to help determine which cows may need extra supplementation.  Body condition is assessed on a 1 to 9 scale with 1 being very thin and 9 being very obese, please see this link for more information: https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/MP373.pdf

Research has shown that cow’s exhibiting a BCS of 4 may have pregnancy rates as low as 50%. At a BCS of 5, pregnancy rates will be close to 80%. At a BCS of 6, pregnancy rates may be 88% or higher.

 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Keith Gresham permalink
    June 19, 2015 2:30 pm

    Doc: Does this contradict its self? Just asking. KG

    • ansc01 permalink*
      June 22, 2015 9:21 am

      We have fixed the errors. Thank you

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