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Body condition : implications for managing beef cows

Description

Body condition, or the amount of body fat an animal is carrying, is one management indicator that can be used to predict herd fertility and determine feeding programs. This fact sheet is intended to make producers aware of the condition scoring system, what effects various condition scores will have on herd fertility, and to offer some management strategies regarding feeding and when to condition score to optimize both fertility and economics.

Tags
beef cattle cattle livestock livestock feeding livestock improvement

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

6 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Food (2006-2008)

Contributor

Rutter, Laura

Contributor

Engstrom, Dale

Contributor

Hand, Rob

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

1988-01-01

Date Added

2016-01-06T18:45:08.174943

Date Modified

1988-01-01

Date Issued

1988-11-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

420/40-1

NEOS catalogue key

2392247

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca