How to interpret beef-class structural assessments

For docility: 1 is ideal (docile), 3 is less ideal (restless) and 5 is aggressive. (Scores of 1 and 2 are preferred).

For traits scored 1-9:

  • 4 and 6 show slight variation from ideal but this includes most animals. Any animal scoring 4 and 6 would be acceptable in any breeding programme.
  • 3 and 7 shows greater variation and would be acceptable in most commercial breeding programmes, but seed stock producers should be wary.
  • 2 and 8 are low scoring animals and should be looked at closely before purchasing.
  • 1 and 9 should not be catalogued and are considered culls.

Beef-class scoring table (pictured right)
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Beef-class structural assessment form
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