BCS

  1. BCS gain: Lactating vs dry cows?

    Which is more efficient for body condition? DairyNZ senior scientist Jane Kay explains.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/news/latest-news/bcs-gain-lactating-vs-dry-cows/

  2. BCS training events

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

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/body-condition-scoring/assessor-certification-programme/body-condition-score-programme-events/bcs-training-events/

  3. BCS Programme Events

    Become a Certified Body Condition Score Assessor and offer skilled, independent and consistent assessments meeting industry standards to your clients.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/body-condition-scoring/assessor-certification-programme/body-condition-score-programme-events/

  4. Body Condition Scoring

    Information about Body Condition Scoring (BCS) including how-to guides, videos, and the certified assessors list.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/body-condition-scoring/

  5. Feedback Process

    The Body Condition Score Assessor Certification Programme is committed to ensuring Certified BCS Assessors maintain a high standard of professional conduct.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/body-condition-scoring/assessor-certification-programme/feedback-process/

  6. BCS Assessor Certification Programme

    The BCS Assessor Certification Programme is designed for rural professionals to help standardise condition scoring across New Zealand.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/body-condition-scoring/assessor-certification-programme/

  7. BCS strategies

    Range in body condition score (BCS) is as important as average BCS at calving on New Zealand dairy farms.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/body-condition-scoring/bcs-strategies/

  8. Certified BCS Assessors

    This page details certified body condition assessors who are able to accurately score your herd.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/body-condition-scoring/certified-bcs-assessors/

  9. How to BCS

    Find out how to body condition score a cow using the "hands on" method.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/body-condition-scoring/how-to-bcs/

  10. Animal

    Animal management is a critical component of farm profitability and sustainability. From genetics to herd management and more, this section covers topics that will help guide your decisions.

    https://www.dairynz.co.nz/animal/