Goat Reproduction Nutrition Impacts Reproduction

Goat Nutrition

The Role of Body Condition Scores on Reproduction

Body condition score, or BCS, refers to the amount of fat covering the body. BCS is also a good indicator of the nutritional status and the general health of the animal. External fat can be measured by palpating the spine, ribs and hip bone area. Meat goats are then assigned a numeric value between 1 (thin) and 9(obese) to determine fat density over the animal. Note, there are two different …