How do you body condition score a pig?

Animal Welfare January 30, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

 

Body condition scoring in an important management tool and may be used by producers to help optimize production, evaluate health and welfare, and to adjust nutrient requirements.  According the United States Department of Agriculture, the appropriate way to body condition score a pig is:

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.