Moo Cow

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following ways are appropriate for managing bulls
    • A. 

      Dehorn

    • B. 

      Castrate

    • C. 

      Do not use electric fences as it makes it more aggressive

    • D. 

      Break feed them

    • E. 

      Set stock them

    • F. 

      Yard them frequently so they know whats going on

    • G. 

      Put in a goat, horse, or donkey

    • H. 

      Put in paddocks next to cows

    • I. 

      Don't use the dog to muster them

    • J. 

      Stay out of their individual distance

    • K. 

      Remove sick, injured or ridden animals

    • L. 

      Give space to escape other bulls

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are properties of a good cattle yard
    • A. 

      Self locking latches

    • B. 

      Changes in footing

    • C. 

      Boards at eye level- blinkering

    • D. 

      Having the loading ramp in front of the race

    • E. 

      Have an escape route

    • F. 

      Have a cat walk

    • G. 

      No sharp objects

    • H. 

      Use right angles

  • 3. 
    When do the mature cows calf in a beef system 
    • A. 

      Jun- aug

    • B. 

      Jan-mar

    • C. 

      Sept-nov

  • 4. 
    When do beef cows first get mated? 
    • A. 

      12 months or 24 months

    • B. 

      10 months or 12 months

    • C. 

      15 months or 27 months

    • D. 

      18 months or 26 months

  • 5. 
    When do beef cattle get mated
    • A. 

      Mar-april

    • B. 

      Oct-nov

    • C. 

      July-sept

    • D. 

      Dec-feb

  • 6. 
    How long is a cows cycle
    • A. 

      25 days

    • B. 

      17 days

    • C. 

      10 days

    • D. 

      21 days

  • 7. 
    When do you ear mark and castrate those calves that were born in early spring 
    • A. 

      Mar-april

    • B. 

      Jul-oct

    • C. 

      Dec-feb

  • 8. 
    When would you wean beef calves 
    • A. 

      8 months

    • B. 

      3 months

    • C. 

      6 weeks

    • D. 

      6 months

  • 9. 
    What season would you pregnancy scan beef cows and cull empties
    • A. 

      Summer

    • B. 

      Autumn

    • C. 

      Winter

    • D. 

      Spring

  • 10. 
    You would put beef cows back on maintenance once their calves are weaned
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Male calves and heifers not kept for replacement in beef farms are sold at weaner fair in (which season) _____________ (all lowercase)
  • 12. 
    Pregnant cows in the beef system are fed above maintenance how long before calving
    • A. 

      6months

    • B. 

      8 weeks

    • C. 

      3 months

    • D. 

      6 weeks

  • 13. 
    Which day is known as gypsy day in dairy farming
    • A. 

      1st of august

    • B. 

      1st of febuary

    • C. 

      1st of june

    • D. 

      1st of September

  • 14. 
    When are you calving in  dairy  system?
    • A. 

      Sept-Nov

    • B. 

      July-Oct

    • C. 

      Mar-may

  • 15. 
    Replacement calves in the dairy system are weaned at 
    • A. 

      4 months

    • B. 

      8-12 weeks

    • C. 

      6 months

    • D. 

      4 weeks

  • 16. 
    A cows gestation is 
    • A. 

      5 months long

    • B. 

      10 months

    • C. 

      8 months

    • D. 

      9 months

  • 17. 
    In Summer you would be milking your dairy herd 
    • A. 

      3 x a day

    • B. 

      OAD

    • C. 

      8/ 16 hour split

  • 18. 
    You dry off in which season 
    • A. 

      Summer

    • B. 

      Autumn

    • C. 

      Winter

    • D. 

      Spring

  • 19. 
    What percentage of your dairy herd do you normally replace every year?
    • A. 

      10-15%

    • B. 

      11-16%

    • C. 

      20-25%

    • D. 

      20-30%

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are major welfare concerns for dairy cattle
    • A. 

      Mastitis

    • B. 

      Lameness

    • C. 

      Dystocia

    • D. 

      Inducing cows

    • E. 

      Diet

    • F. 

      Environmental

    • G. 

      Human behaviour

    • H. 

      Calf welfare

    • I. 

      Stand off pads

    • J. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    What percentage of dairy cows are lame each season
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      3-7%

    • C. 

      10-20%

    • D. 

      35-30%

  • 22. 
    How long does lameness usually last
    • A. 

      13 days

    • B. 

      20 days

    • C. 

      27 days

    • D. 

      31 days

  • 23. 
    Hyperalgesia during lameness in cows occurs when the farmer overdoses them with pain relief 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    The main reason for lameness is
    • A. 

      Soft paddock

    • B. 

      Extended periods on hard feed pads

    • C. 

      Human inpatience

    • D. 

      Bacteria

  • 25. 
    What percentage of cows are normally affected with mastitis
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      8%

    • C. 

      6%

    • D. 

      13%