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Body Condition Scoring Table

The following is helpful when trying to figure out exactly what you should be looking for when scoring your breeding goats.
Score Spinous process Rib Cage Loin eye

BCS 1

Very thin

Easy to see and feel, sharp Easy to feel and can feel under No fat covering

BCS 2

Thin

Easy to feel, but smooth Smooth, slightly rounded, need to use slight pressure to feel Smooth, even fat cover
BCS 3
Good Condition
Smooth and rounded Smooth, even feel Smooth, even fat cover
BCS 4
Fat
Can feel with firm pressure, no points can be felt Individual ribs can not be felt, but can still feel indent between ribs Thick fat
BCS 5
Obese
Smooth, no individual vertebra can be felt Individual ribs can not be felt. No separation of ribs felt Thick fat covering, may be lumpy and "jiggly"