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Anatomy of cattle!

Discussion in 'Everything Else Cattle' started by Farmer Kitty, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Feb 26, 2009
    WildRoseBeef

    WildRoseBeef Range nerd & bovine enthusiast

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    Some more:

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    Muscling differences in bulls
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    Size differences in bulls
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    Where to measure for linear measurement in cattle
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    Differences in wastiness in beef cattle

    More to come, of course. :)
     
  2. Feb 26, 2009
    Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty True BYH Addict

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  3. Feb 26, 2009
    WildRoseBeef

    WildRoseBeef Range nerd & bovine enthusiast

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  4. Feb 27, 2009
    wynedot55

    wynedot55 Old Bull

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    looks real good.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2009
    WildRoseBeef

    WildRoseBeef Range nerd & bovine enthusiast

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    More, this time this diagram's probably the most important information to have on this site; Conformation in Cattle
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  6. Feb 28, 2009
    Farmer Kitty

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    Imissmygirls

    Imissmygirls Lonley for cows

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    wildrose, where did your diagrams come from? They look like great teaching tools for 4H!!
     
  8. Mar 1, 2009
    WildRoseBeef

    WildRoseBeef Range nerd & bovine enthusiast

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    They come from a book called Beef Cattle Science by M.E. Ensminger. It's THE best beef book I've ever had, to be honest! :D
     
  9. Apr 6, 2009
    WildRoseBeef

    WildRoseBeef Range nerd & bovine enthusiast

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    Here's another GREAT document on cattle conformation:

    An Analysis of Beef Cattle Conformation

    I also found this to be of interest, especially to those who are breeding cattle with Hereford influence:

    Selection for Problem Free Eyes

    And some more articles of interest:

    Selection of Beef Cattle for Functional Efficiency
    Judging Dairy Cattle WARNING: 4.56 MB file!
    A Guide to Udder and Teat Scoring Beef Cows
    Genetics of Coat Colour in Cattle
    Beef Cattle Anatomy and Ultrasound
    Reproductive Tract Anatomy and Physiology of the Bull
    Preventing Hoof Problems for Dairy and Beef Cattle

    And a bit of a test/worksheet to see/practice [how good you are with] cattle anatomy. ;)
    Beef Cattle Terminology

    There, I think that's good enough....for now. :)
     
  10. Apr 6, 2009
    Farmer Kitty

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