Rump angle

Rump angle is scored on basis of the slope between hipbone and pinbone. The more sloped the rump angle, the higher the score (see bottom part of figure2).

The relation between rump angle score with the culling rate
(adjusted for herd-year-season effect and production level)

In case of a horizontal rump angle a score of 3 is given to rump angle. A score of 1 is awarded to high pinbones.

Veepro Magazine, April 1995, Volume 22

Dutch Cattle