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Dairy Cow Body Condition Scoring

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Dairy Cow Body Condition Scoring

Scoring can help identify health problems or her management issues. It’s as easy as standing behind your cow and comparing her to these photos.

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Body Condition Scoring

By   /  May 22, 2017  /  Special Collections  /  Comments Off on Body Condition Scoring

Here’s Body Condition Scoring for beef cattle and goats and a piece telling you how to tell when your lamb is finished. We’ll be adding dairy cows soon! How to Body Condition Score Your Beef Herd Is Your Beef Finished? Use Frame and Body Condition Score to Find Out Skinny Cows? Use Body Condition Scoring […]

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How to Body Condition Score Your Beef Herd

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on How to Body Condition Score Your Beef Herd

This article was originally published in February of 2015. It comes to us from the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s Beef website. Thanks to Dr. Rick Rasby for his excellent explanations! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom and check out the app that UNL created to help you practice your body condition scoring and […]

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Is Your Beef Finished? Use Frame and Body Condition Score to Find Out

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Is Your Beef Finished? Use Frame and Body Condition Score to Find Out

These are helpful tips for figuring out if your animal will be well-marbled and tender while it’s still on the hoof.

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Skinny Cows? Use Body Condition Scoring to Adjust Your Management

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Skinny Cows? Use Body Condition Scoring to Adjust Your Management

Skinny cows may look better in bikinis, but in the beef business that’s not really how we measure success. Economic losses from thin cows can be substantial.  As the graph below shows, the thinner the cow, the less likely she is to become pregnant.  While weaning weight may not always be a good measure of […]

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