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Cattle Terms

Scientific name of cattle Bovine
Uncastrated male beef/dairy animal Bull
Castrated male beef/dairy animal Steer
Female beef/dairy animal that has not had a calf. (Usually less than 18-24 months of age) Heifer
Female beef/dairy animal that has had a calf Cow
Young beef/dairy animal either male or female Calf
Young male Bull calf
Young female Heifer calf
Castrated male after puberty Stag
Female twin born with a bull calf, approximately 99.9% of time is sterile Freemartin
Percent of fat in the milk Butterfat
Amount in pounds of milk that a cow produces during a lactation period Milk production
Span of time that a cow is giving milk Lactation
Parts of the cow directly responsible for producing and storing milk Mammary System
The act of giving birth in cattle Calving
The act of giving birth in dairy animals Freshening
A mammal whose stomach has 4 parts (rumen, reticulum, omasum, abomasum) Ruminant
No horn growth Polled
Animal that eats grass and pasture Forager
The appearance of intramuscular fat within the meat as lines through the meat layers Marbling
Quality and quantity of meat from a beef animal Cutability
A breed that serves more than one purpose, such as both a meat and dairy animals Dual purpose breed
Created by: gregorysk94