The Step-Up® Locomotion Scoring system provides a universal approach to help improve the health and well-being of beef cattle. Step-Up locomotion scoring uses a simple 0 to 3 scale and is designed to help producers proactively identify each animal’s level of locomotion. Learn more about the Step-Up locomotion scoring system.
To watch instructional videos cow-side when using the Step-Up Locomotion Scoring system, utilize the Step-Up App, available on the App Store or Google Play. Learn more about the Step-Up App.
Correctly identifying the early signs of lameness and diagnosing the specific lameness issue is a common challenge for feedyards. The Beef Cattle Lameness Poster, available from Zinpro Corporation, was developed in cooperation with industry experts Dr. Dee Griffin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Dr. Tom Edwards. Learn more about how to properly identify causes of cattle lameness.
The Step-Up® App, a free resource to help manage beef cattle lameness, offers access to training resources including an easy-to-use diagnostic guide to help users determine the cause of lameness in their herd. Learn more about the Step-Up App.
Cattle Lameness Book
Cattle Lameness: Identification, Prevention and Control of Claw Lesions provides insights from cattle experts on lameness causes, anatomy, claw lesions and diseases, nutrition, and hoof and claw care.
Learn more about the book and what it offers.
Digital dermatitis is often referred to as hairy heel warts and is becoming a common infectious foot disease in beef cattle. It can cause painful lesions that often lead to lameness, which can account for 70 percent of all sales of non-performing cattle. Learn more about how to prevent and control this disease.