The BCS competency assessment determines your ability to accurately and consistently body condition score.Assessment is required for those who have not passed an assessment before or for those whose certification lapsed more than 2 years ago.
These events are run by DairyNZ members of the calibration team and are run regionally throughout the year. It is strongly recommended that you attend a BCS training workshop prior to sitting the assessment.
The assessment takes approximately one and a half hours and consists of:
- Paddock scoring of a mob of at least 70 cows
- Hands-on scoring of 8 individual cows in a vet race
The spring BCS events are here. See below for event dates and registration details. There is a fee of $250+GST to attend these events.
|Northland||Whangarei||Event held autumn only||register here|
|Waikato||Hamilton||25 October 2023
26 October 2023
|Bay of Plenty||Edgecumbe||12 October 2023|
|Taranaki||Hawera||27 September 2023|
|Lower North Island||Manawatu||20 September 2023|
|Canterbury||Central Canterbury||3 October 2023|
|Southland/South Otago||Balclutha||7 December 2023|
If you have any questions or queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The programme has been developed as part of the Transforming the Dairy Value Chain Primary Growth Partnership programme, led by commercial partners, including DairyNZ and Fonterra, and partnered by MPI.