Livestock Terminology


These Cards Will Familiarize Students With Gender Nad Parturition Terms Used In Livestock Industries
  
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male cattle
 
bull
male sheep
 
ram
male horse
 
stallion
male goat or male rabbit or male deer
 
buck
male hog
 
boar
female cattle
 
cow
female sheep
 
ewe
female horse
 
mare
female goat or rabbit or deer
 
doe
female hog
 
sow
young female cattle until she gives birth 1st time
 
heifer
young female horse until she gives birth 1st time
 
filly
young female sheep until she gives birth 1st time
 
lamb
young female hog until she gives birth 1st time
 
gilt
What is castration?
 
the removal of the testicles
term for castrated bull
 
steer
term for castrated horse
 
gelding
term for castrated hog
 
barrow
term for castrated sheep
 
wether
term for castrated rooster
 
capon
What are 2 reasons to castrate meat animals?
 
1. better tasting meat 2. more tender meat
What is gestation?
 
the period of time a mammal is pregnant
What is the gestation period of a human? a cow? a horse? a sheep? a pig? a goat? a rabbit?
 
human- 9months cow- 9 months horse- 11 months sheep- 5 months pig- 3 1/2 -4 months goat- 147-152 days (about same as sheep) rabbit- 31 days
what is parturition?
 
this is another word for labor- when the animal is actually having the baby
what are the parturition terms for a cow? horse? sheep? hog? goat? rabbit?
 
cow- calving horse- foaling sheep- lambing hog- farrowing goat- kidding rabbit- kindling

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