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October 18, 2017

The “how” of body condition modification

By Tyler Melroe, M.S., Beef Nutritionist, Hubbard Feeds

Managing a herd’s fertility is a continuous process in which one must plan for changing variables, such as weather and lactation. Because we are presently in the fall season, some may think it’s too late to manage body condition score (BCS) in their spring-calving cows. However, as soon as we know they’re bred, it’s time to start managing for future pregnancies. This article is not about why body condition score is important, but about how — and why — we manage it.