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Animal Terminology

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Middle School Agriscience Vocabulary information

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Animal Terminology

  1. 1. Animal Terminology
  2. 2. Goats <ul><li>Doe/Nanny – mature female </li></ul><ul><li>Billy/ Buck – mature male </li></ul><ul><li>Kid – newborn </li></ul><ul><li>Doe kid – young female </li></ul><ul><li>Buck kid – young male </li></ul><ul><li>Wether – castrated male </li></ul><ul><li>Chevron – meat </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sheep <ul><li>Ewe – mature female </li></ul><ul><li>Ram – mature male </li></ul><ul><li>Lamb – newborn/young; also the meat from a young sheep </li></ul><ul><li>Ewe lamb – young female </li></ul><ul><li>Ram lamb – young male </li></ul><ul><li>Wether – castrated male </li></ul><ul><li>Mutton – meat from a sheep older than one year of age </li></ul>
  4. 4. Swine - Hogs or Pigs <ul><li>Sow – mature female </li></ul><ul><li>Boar – mature male </li></ul><ul><li>Piglet – newborn or very young </li></ul><ul><li>Gilt – young female </li></ul><ul><li>Shoat – young male </li></ul><ul><li>Barrow – castrated male </li></ul><ul><li>Pork – meat from swine </li></ul>
  5. 5. Horses <ul><li>Mare – mature female </li></ul><ul><li>Stallion – mature male </li></ul><ul><li>Foal – newborn </li></ul><ul><li>Filly – young female </li></ul><ul><li>Colt – young male </li></ul><ul><li>Gelding – castrated male </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cattle <ul><li>Cows – mature females that can reproduce </li></ul><ul><li>Bulls – male cattle that can reproduce </li></ul><ul><li>Calf – young cattle too young to reproduce </li></ul><ul><li>Bullocks – young male bulls that cannot reproduce </li></ul><ul><li>Heifer – young female cattle; has not had offspring </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cattle (continued) <ul><li>Steers – castrated male that cannot reproduce </li></ul><ul><li>Beef – meat from cattle </li></ul><ul><li>Veal – meat from calves </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chickens <ul><li>Hen – mature female </li></ul><ul><li>Cock (Rooster) – mature male </li></ul><ul><li>Chick – newborn </li></ul><ul><li>Pullet – young female </li></ul><ul><li>Capon – castrated male </li></ul><ul><li>Layer – hen used for laying eggs </li></ul><ul><li>Broiler/Fryer – chickens grown to eat </li></ul>
  9. 9. Turkey <ul><li>Hen – mature female </li></ul><ul><li>Tom – mature male </li></ul><ul><li>Poult – very young </li></ul><ul><li>Capon – castrated male </li></ul>

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