Forage availability and body condition score (BCS) of the dairy cow are important aspects of dairy livestock management during the dry and peripartum period. New Zealand guidelines recommend a target BCS of 5.0 at calving (1-10 scale where 1 = Emaciated and 10 = Obese, Roche et al., 2009). Providing adequate forage to meet... Continued

SL, Greenwood, DE Dalley, NG Purdie, I Rugoho, RH Bryant, and GR Edwards

Proceedings of the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, Volume 71, Invercargill, 33-36, 2011
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