Livestock Terminology

These Cards Will Familiarize Students With Gender Nad Parturition Terms Used In Livestock Industries
 
Created Oct 10, 2008
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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-...
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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