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Impact of 
Poor Condition

Productivity
Health
Beef

IMPACT OF POOR CONDITION

Heifers are the future of the herd. Replacement heifer management is critical to the success of all cattle breeding enterprises

Condition scores are the key indicator of a cow’s reproductive performance1
Condition scores that are too low (<2.5 for spring calvers; <3 for autumn calvers) or too high (5.0) impact productivity and reproductive health1
First-calf heifers should not fall below condition score 3.0 before calving1

Effect of poor condition on first-calf heifers

Effects of cow's poor condition on calves

Reference:

1. Zoetis Repro Active Tech Note, Condition Scoring, 2014. Zoetis Data on File.

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