Jan 02, 2001 · Body weight can change not only due to changes in body fat, but also due to changes in frame size, gut size, and udder size. In a mature cow, one body condition score point is equal to 120 pounds. Body Condition Score = 1.5. This cow is too thin and is hopefully rarely seen on a farm. This cow will not milk well or reproduce. Body condition score 1.0 indicates a very thin cow – a cow that is skin and bones. Generally, you will not see cows scored with a body condition score of. 1.0 if you’re using increments of 0.1 or 0.25. A body condition of 2.0 is also too thin. She may be a cow milking well, but her reproduction may suffer from her lack of body condition.

Body condition score (BCS) is an easy, inexpensive but subjective method to evaluate the body tissue reserves of lactating cows, independent of frame size and body weight (BW). During the early lactation period, mobilization of body reserve for milk production induces a negative energy balance that has been reported to affect the reproductive ...