Animal terminology summer 2008

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Animal terminology summer 2008

  1. 1. Animal Terminology Introduction to Agriscience Granite Mountain FFA Summer 2008
  2. 2. Cattle * Cows – mature females that can reproduce * Steers – castrated male cattle that cannot reproduce * Bullocks – young male bulls that cannot reproduce * Heifer – young female cattle; has not had offspring
  3. 3. Cattle (continued) <ul><li>Calf – young cattle to young to reproduce </li></ul><ul><li>Bulls – male cattle that can reproduce </li></ul><ul><li>Beef – meat from cattle </li></ul><ul><li>Calving – act of birth </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sheep <ul><li>Ram – mature male sheep </li></ul><ul><li>Ewe lamb – young female sheep </li></ul><ul><li>Ram lamb – young male sheep </li></ul><ul><li>Lamb – newborn sheep or young sheep, also the meat from a young sheep </li></ul><ul><li>Ewe – mature female sheep </li></ul><ul><li>Mutton – meat from a sheep older than one year of age </li></ul><ul><li>Wether – castrated male sheep </li></ul><ul><li>Lambing – act of birth </li></ul>
  5. 5. Swine - Hogs or Pigs <ul><li>Barrow – castrated male pig or hog </li></ul><ul><li>Boar – mature male hog </li></ul><ul><li>Gilt – young female pig </li></ul><ul><li>Shoat – young male pig </li></ul><ul><li>Piglet – newborn or very young pig </li></ul><ul><li>Pig - young hog less tha150 lbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Sow – mature female </li></ul><ul><li>Pork – meat from swine </li></ul><ul><li>Farrowing – act of birth </li></ul>
  6. 6. Chickens <ul><li>Hen – mature female chicken </li></ul><ul><li>Capon – castrated male chicken </li></ul><ul><li>Chick – newborn chicken </li></ul><ul><li>Cock (Rooster) – mature male chicken </li></ul><ul><li>Pullet – young female chicken </li></ul><ul><li>Layer – hen used for laying eggs </li></ul><ul><li>Broiler/Fryer – chickens grown to eat </li></ul>
  7. 7. Turkey <ul><li>Tom – mature male turkey </li></ul><ul><li>Poult – very young turkey </li></ul><ul><li>Hen – mature female turkey </li></ul><ul><li>Capon – castrated male turkey </li></ul>
  8. 8. Horses <ul><li>Gelding – castrated male horse </li></ul><ul><li>Stallion – mature male horse </li></ul><ul><li>Filly – young female horse </li></ul><ul><li>Foal – newborn horse </li></ul><ul><li>Mare – mature female horse </li></ul><ul><li>Colt – young male horse </li></ul><ul><li>Foaling – act of birth </li></ul>
  9. 9. Goats <ul><li>Wether – castrated male goat </li></ul><ul><li>Doeling kid – young female goat </li></ul><ul><li>Buckling kid – young male goat </li></ul><ul><li>Doe – mature female goat </li></ul><ul><li>Billy – mature male goat </li></ul><ul><li>Kid – newborn goat </li></ul><ul><li>Kidding – act of birth </li></ul>
  10. 10. Rabbits <ul><li>Buck – adult male rabbit </li></ul><ul><li>Doe – adult female rabbit </li></ul><ul><li>Kit – offspring young </li></ul><ul><li>Kitting – act of birth </li></ul>

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