Cattle body condition scoring top concern for ag experts

NDSU Extension Livestock Specialist Lisa Pederson tells about the importance of cattle body condition scoring, an evaluation of fat of muscle that relates to the animal’s ability to reproduce.

Pederson encourages producers to monitor cattle body condition scoring themselves or with the help of a veterinarian or Extension agent to ensure the longevity of their herds.

Cattle with low body condition scores expel too much energy by producing milk and are unable to calve again. For more information, contact your local extension office at www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension.