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cattle

(kăt′l)
pl.n.
a. Any of various domesticated ruminant mammals of the genus Bos, including cows, steers, bulls, and oxen, often raised for meat and dairy products.
b. Any of various similar wild or domesticated bovine mammals, such as the anoa or the gaur.
Ruminants—most commonly, cows—bred for food
Cattle-borne pathogens Actinomyces pyogenes, anthrax, bovine spongiform encephalitis, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, cowpox, cryptosporidiosis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, European tick-borne encephalitis, foot & mouth disease, giardiasis, leptospirosis, Mycobacterium bovis, pseudocowpox, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Streptococcus zooepidemicus, Taenia saginata, Yersinia enterocolitica

cattle

Public health Ruminants–most commonly, cows–bred for food; cows are important carriers of various pathogens Actinomyces pyogenes, anthrax, bovine spongiform encephalitis, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, cowpox, cryptosporidiosis, E coli O157:H7, European tick-borne encephalitis, foot & mouth disease, giardiasis, leptospirosis, Mycobacterium bovis, pseudocowpox, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Streptococcus zooepidemicus, Taenia saginata, Yersinia enterocolitica

cattle

domesticated animals, usually oxen, but a term often extended to include sheep and pigs.

cattle

members of the family Bovidae. There are wild cattle (Bibos spp.) including Banteng, Gaur and Gayal. They resemble domestic cattle but have a hump on their back. Domestic cattle are all members of the Bos genus. There are two species: Bos taurus or European or British breeds of cattle, and Bos indicus the Zebu or oriental domestic cattle. The common breeds of each are set out below. Interbreeding between the species is common, the offspring being called taurindicus or zeboid cattle.

beef cattle
breeds of cattle bred especially for the economic production of meat. See beef breeds.
cattle breeding herds
commercial cattle herds which produce beef calves for sale to fatteners.
commercial cattle
cattle used to produce milk or meat for the general market.
dairy cattle
cattle used solely for the production of dairy products. Called also milk or milch cows. See dairy breeds.
cattle dog
dogs used to herd and work cattle. See australian cattle dog, working dogs.
dual-purpose cattle
most breeds of cattle in continental Europe are of this type. They produce heavy yields of milk and are also good carcass cattle. See dual-purpose.
cattle grubs
see hypoderma. Called also warble fly.
cattle louse
pedigree cattle
cattle that are registered in a recognized stud book.
purebred cattle
cattle produced by matings between members of the same breed, not necessarily pedigreed cattle.
stud cattle
pedigree cattle maintained as a separate herd, whose offspring are ofen sold as breeders, forming a major source of income for the enterprise.
cattle tick
any one of a large variety of tick species, the title being used locally to designate the preponderant species.
young cattle
farmers' term for weaned calves, yearlings and 2-year old-cattle.

Patient discussion about cattle

Q. Does cow's milk cause acne? I'm 16 years old guy, and I have acne for several years now. Lately, although I treat it as my dermatologist instructs me, it seems I have more zits, particularly on my face. My friend told it can be because for the last few months ago I've been drinking a cup of milk for breakfast (I almost didn't drink milk at all before that). Is it true? The acne really makes me miserable, and the last thing I want to do is to make it worse. Thanks!!!

A. Regardless of what milk does to your acne, emotional stress can also make it worse, so first of all, try to relax- it'll make feel better and can also make your acne better, so it'll make you feel even better. Try to avoid milk for some time and see what helps you most. No one really proved milk has any influence on acne, so you shouldn't feel like you you're responsible for your acne.

Q. Is soy milk as good as cow milk? what`s good about soy milk and when it should be avoided. Is soy milk as good as cow milk?

A. Remember this, we are the only mammals that drink the milk of another! Do you get the urge to suckle while driving by a farm with cows or goats?
I wish I saved the article from someone I communicated with years ago online from New Zealand. Soy is really NOT a good food source! Please investigate further. Why is it that we are so "milk" conscious? Has the American Dairy Association brain washed us? Good righ, organic grains and veggies are the best food choices!

Q. I'm concerned that my calcium supplements are contaminated w seashells or cow bones. Which brands are best

A. there should be labeled as "from animal source".
here is something that helped me choose:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/calcium-supplements/AN00964

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They agree that Limousin genetics have enhanced their chances of getting good prices for commercial cattle, and that successful showing has been an excellent shop window for the quality stock they produce.
COMMERCIAL CATTLE Section Ch: T Bodily, Parsonage Farm, Llandewi Skirrid, Abergavenny; R: Emily Jones, Coedmore Hall, Cellan, Lampeter.
All the stock we have bought at Middleton have done well, whether as show animals or as commercial cattle, even though they are often quite young when we buy them," said Mrs White.
The launch of the new North Wales Potential Trophy prompted a record entry in the commercial cattle section, won by Red Hot, a Limousin cross heifer from TC Edwards, Penybryniau.
Recently retired Yorkshire farmer John Peckitt had the task of judging the commercial cattle section, and he awarded the supreme championship to the Harryman family of Keskadale, Keswick, for their black Limousin cross heifer Black Beauty.
A NEW competition for commercial cattle showmen is being launched this year to run alongside the Daily Post's 2010 Sheep of the Year league.
BULLS with improved growth rates can substantially improve the financial performance of beef herds, according to a recent study of several thousand commercial cattle by the English Beef and Lamb Executive.
Leading the trade of the commercial cattle on the day was a great Limousin cross steer from Messrs Carr, Highwood, at 24 months which topped at PS1530 to Declan Foley and was followed by seven more from the same home which averaged a noteworthy PS1385.
The Ranch began as a commercial cattle operation for Ed and Lillian with the thought of making enough money to make the ranch payments.
Nothing would keep him or his family from the Royal Welsh, where he'll be part of a strong North Wales contingent competing for commercial cattle honours.
which offers services to the more than 30,000 members of the American Angus Association and thousands of commercial cattle producers using Angus genetics across the United States.
Therefore, the objectives of this study were i) to validate the segregation of the QTL on BTA1 and 5 in different commercial cattle populations without pedigree information and ii) to further characterize these QTL regions using microsatellite markers and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from candidate genes for growth and beef quality traits.

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