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Are there terms related to cows that have you confused? Hopefully this list will help. If not, please contact us with your term and we'll try to define it.
The wedge shape seen in the body conformation of some dairy cows.
Reddish brown color.
A genetically pure line having similar conformation and able to produce offspring with the same characteristics.
Streaks or spots on a gray or brownish background
Yellow-reddish color or a light skin color.
A sexually immature young cow.
A mature female with at least one calf.
The offspring from a dam and sire of different purebred breeds.
A bolus of regurgitated food.
Animal for pulling a plow or cart.
Colored stripe down the center of the back.
A young female cow, especially one that has never had a calf.
The publication of a breed's ancestry and characteristics.
The offspring of two animals of the same breed but unrelated.
Small black spots that appear on otherwise all-white cattle.
Working cattle, male or female.
The space between the ears on top of the head.
An animal registered in a herd book or eligible for such registration.
Long in the body.
To chew cud.
The plant matter left over after the seeds are removed.
Healthy and vigorous in appearance.
A weaned calf.
The top of the shoulder.
Twelve to eighteen months of age.
Last updated on November 17, 1999.
A Field Guide to Cows
, by John Pukite, Falcon Press, Helena, Montana, 1996.