Condition scoring of beef suckler cows and heifers
This booklet shows how the technique of body condition scoring can contribute to good husbandry, welfare and management of beef cows.
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Condition scoring is a technique used for assessing the body condition of livestock at regular intervals. The purpose of this booklet is to show how the simple technique of body condition scoring can contribute significantly to good husbandry, welfare and management of beef cows. This will help to ensure that the cow is in the correct condition for each stage of her annual cycle and that appropriate dietary changes can be made in order to correct any deficiencies.