This is a graph with body score on the y axis and days in milk on the x axis, permitting the graphic illustration of scores for one cow over time or for a herd by stage of lactation. The normal range is depicted as 3.0 to 4.0 at calving, decreasing to 2.5 to 3.5 at 120 days fresh and increasing from that point to 3.0 to 4.0 at 280 days.

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