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AN347: How to Measure Body Condition Score in Florida Beef Cattle

Figure 4. Example of a cow with a body condition score of 6. Fat deposition in the brisket is plainly visible. No ribs can be seen. The back is flat across the length. Hooks are evident, but show fat cover. Pins are not visible because of full muscle and fat cover. The tailhead is covered with fat; some mounding is apparent.

Credit: Matt Hersom, UF/IFAS