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Beef cattle management practices vocab

Seedstock producers
Cow/calf producers who produce breeding stock for purebred or commercial operation
Cow/ calf operations
Generally use purebred breeding stock in crossbreeding programs to produce commercial offspring
Stocker operations
Purchase weaning calves from cow/calf producers and feed them out on pasture land
Segment of the beef cattle industry with the sole purpose to feed and fatten cattle
Beef packers
Harvest finished cattle which are purchased from feedlots and other outlets
Flight zone
Cattles safety zone
Science which deals with food and its effects on health
Mixture of feed stuffs which provide a balanced diet containing high amounts of energy and protein needed for optimum growth of an animal
Feeds high in energy and low in fiber
Feeds high in fiber ruminants animals with 4 compartment stomachs
Expected progeny difference (EPD)
Number estimate of breeding potential for characteristics such as gain muscling as maternal and carcass traits
Body conditions score
Number which describes the level of flesh or fat an animal possesses
Estrus standing heat
Regularly occurring state of sexual receptivity during which female will accept a male ovulation takes place
Period of pregnancy in animals from time of conception to birth
Process of giving birth
Trouble giving birth
Filled with antibodies paved road for future health immunity and survival of offspring
Removal of testicals of male animal

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