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Do Your Holsteins Suffer from “Fat Cow Syndrome?” Research Suggests Lower-than-Conventional BCS at Calving

Body condition scoring (BCS) is not a new tool to the livestock industry, by any stretch, but like so many other management indicators, it continues to evolve. In the last decade, researchers have learned that cows have a genetically determined “set point,” something they refer to as “Target BCS.” According to research conducted in 2007… Read more »