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 autumn 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 21 February 2024

Register here for
assessment events

Waikato Hamilton 12 March 2024
13 March 2024
Bay of Plenty Reporoa 5 March 2024
Taranaki Hawera 26 March 2024
Lower North Island Manawatu 4 March 2024
Canterbury Central Canterbury 19 March 2024
Southland/South Otago SDH Wallacetown 19 April 2024

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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