Body condition scoring

One of the things I learned at cow school in Mississippi is that it’s important to quantify and record my cows body condition score. Now lest you think I’m completely clueless, I already knew to keep our body condition recorded for each cow. We do this whenever we move the cows through the head gate and do any other work on them. At that time I update their condition score however we used a European scoring system that didn’t correlate to what everyone else uses. While in class it became apparent that EVERYONE in the class used one system, and I used the other which doesn’t really make sense. So I learned where the standard scoring system was located and made myself a note so we can convert in our operation. Here is the american body scoring system we’ll be using going forward.

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