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    • Dairy Terminology By John Wallace
    • Calf
      • Newly born cow
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    • Colostrum
      • The first milk secreted after calving.
      • Higher in total solids than normal milk.
      • Helps create a healthy immune system.
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    • Babcock Test
      • Traditional method of measuring the butterfat content of milk, which may be used for calibrating modern electronic testing devices.
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    • California Mastitis Test
      • An inflammation of the mammary gland usually caused by bacteria
      • A mastitis screening test useful for determining the somatic cell content in milk. A reagent is required to react with nuclear material of cells present in milk to form a gel.
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    • CWT
      • Cwt . Hundredweight or 100 pounds of milk 
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    • Days in Milk
      • The number of days during the present lactation that the cow has been milking, beginning with the last date of calving to the current test date
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    • Dry cow + Dry date
      • Any cow that has calved once and is not producing milk
      • First calendar day the cow is not milked
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    • Freemartin
      • Female born twin to a bull calf (about 9 out of 10 of these will not conceive). A sterile heifer born twin with a bull.
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    • Freshen
      • Commonly used to designate the act of calving (parturition); to give birth to a calf and concurrently initiate lactation.
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    • Fresh
      • A cow that has recently given birth to a calf.
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    • Heifer
      • A bovine female less than three years of age who has not borne a calf. Young cows with their first calves are sometimes called first-calf heifers
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    • Lactate
      • To secrete or produce milk
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    • Nurse cow
      • A dairy cow used to supply milk for nursing calves, commonly other than her own
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    • Oxytocin
      • A naturally secreted hormone that is important in milk letdown and the contraction of smooth uterine muscles during parturition.
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    • References
      • www.holstein.ca
      • www.animal-lib.org.au
      • news.nationalgeographic.com
      • rwqp.rutgers.edu
      • www.obriencounty.com
      • www.nctc.net
      • www.ddgs.umn.edu
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