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MIKE

Cattle Terminolgy?

Postby MIKE » Mon Oct 04, 1999 2:21 am

What is the terminolgy for a heifer that can not be bred? Someone told me people from Texas call them "railers". <br>Is this the proper terminolgy for that?
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Janet

Re: Cattle Terminolgy?

Postby Janet » Mon Oct 04, 1999 10:30 pm

Well Mike generally I think most of us would call her rump roast! LOL! But the technical term for a sterile heifer is a free martian.There are probably many local versions like the one from Texas.... and I like that one!Thanks!<br>Janet
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Susan

Re: Re: Cattle Terminolgy?

Postby Susan » Tue Oct 12, 1999 2:53 am

The proper term for a female twin when the other twin is a male is "freemartin" not free martian. The odds of a freemartin heifer breeding are exceedingly low because the male hormones from her in-utero twin have interfered with the proper development of her reproductive organs.<p>I doubt the term freemartin applies to all female bovine that cannot be bred.<p>
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