BCS Assessment Events

Assessment event dates

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.

Region Location Date To register
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 bcscertification@dairynz.co.nz.

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.

Last updated: Sep 2023

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