Hybrid vigor occurs in the offspring of unrelated parents. The hybrid offspring are generally considered to posses a number of superior traits.
The body condition scoring system for goats varies widely. Both five-point and nine-point scales are in use, but the five-point scale appears to prevail and will be given here.
While most animals can be scored with a simple visual inspection, evaluating a sheep’s condition is a more hands-on process.
The body condition scoring (BCS) system for swine is very simple and is based on a five-point scale.
Body condition scoring can be used to make sure a horse is ready for the winter, the breeding season, or any other time when it is likely to burn calories rapidly.
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The body condition scoring system for dairy cattle is slightly different than that commonly used for beef cattle.
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The body condition scoring system for beef cattle uses a nine-point scale.
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