Unfamiliar with cow-like terms? Here's a handy guide:
Angular: The wedge shape seen in the body conformation of some dairy cows.
Bay: Reddish brown color.
Breed: A genetically pure line having similar conformation and able to produce offspring with the same characteristics.
Brindle: Streaks or spots on a gray or brownish background
Buff: Yellow-reddish color or a light skin color.
Calf : A sexually immature young cow.
Conformation: Body shape.
Cow: A mature female with at least one calf.
Crossbred: The offspring from a dam and sire of different purebred breeds.
Cud: A bolus of regurgitated food.
Dam: Female parent.
Draft: Animal for pulling a plow or cart.
Finching: Colored stripe down the center of the back.
Hand: Four inches.
Hay: Dry forage.
Heifer: A young female cow, especially one that has never had a calf.
Herdbook: The publication of a breed's ancestry and characteristics.
Muley: Hornless cow.
Outcross: The offspring of two animals of the same breed but unrelated.
Overmarking: Small black spots that appear on otherwise all-white cattle.
Oxen: Working cattle, male or female.
Poll: The space between the ears on top of the head.
Purebred: An animal registered in a herd book or eligible for such registration.
Rangy: Long in the body.
Rumen: First stomach.
Ruminate: To chew cud.
Sire: Male parent.
Straw: The plant matter left over after the seeds are removed.
Thrify: Healthy and vigorous in appearance.
Weanling: A weaned calf.
Withers: The top of the shoulder.
Yearling: Twelve to eighteen months of age.
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