BCS Training Events

Training event dates

BCS training is open to all but is recommended prior to assessment. It will guide you through theory and practical hands-on learning.

These training workshops are run by our Calibration Assessors and take place regionally throughout the year.

The four-hour workshop will guide you through theory and practical hands-on learning of the DairyNZ Body Condition Scoring system.

The workshop will provide you with:

  • A good understanding of the need for and value of consistent standardised body condition scoring in the dairy industry.
  • The ability to allocate appropriate condition scores to cows of varying condition using the DairyNZ method and field guide.

The spring BCS events are here. See below for training event dates and registration details. There is a fee to attend these events which your assessor will advise you of upon registration. (There is a further fee if you go on and attend the assessment).

Region Location Date To register email
Northland Whangarei Event held autumn only Luke Goodin:
Waikato Hamilton 18 October 2023
19 October 2023
Hanneke Officer:
Bay of Plenty Edgecumbe 5 October 2023 Bryce Tod:
Taranaki Hawera 20 September 2023 Jemma Johnston:
Lower North Island Manawatu 12 September 2023 Tim Scotland:
Canterbury Central Canterbury 25 September 2023
26 September 2023
Izzy Cassan:
Southland/South Otago Balclutha 30 November 2023 Hamish Moore:

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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