livestock terminology

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These cards will familiarize students with gender nad parturition terms used in livestock industries


 
  
Created Oct 10, 2008
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kjd

 

 
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male cattle
 
bull
2
male sheep
 
ram
3
male horse
 
stallion
4
male goat or male rabbit or male deer
 
buck
5
male hog
 
boar
6
female cattle
 
cow
7
female sheep
 
ewe
8
female horse
 
mare
9
female goat or rabbit or deer
 
doe
10
female hog
 
sow
11
young female cattle until she gives birth 1st time
 
heifer
12
young female horse until she gives birth 1st time
 
filly
13
young female sheep until she gives birth 1st time
 
lamb
14
young female hog until she gives birth 1st time
 
gilt
15
What is castration?
 
the removal of the testicles
16
term for castrated bull
 
steer
17
term for castrated horse
 
gelding
18
term for castrated hog
 
barrow
19
term for castrated sheep
 
wether
20
term for castrated rooster
 
capon
21
What are 2 reasons to castrate meat animals?
 
1. better tasting meat 2. more tender meat
22
What is gestation?
 
the period of time a mammal is pregnant
23
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-...
24
what is parturition?
 
this is another word for labor- when the animal is actually having the baby
25
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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