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udder

(ŭd′ər)
n.
A baglike organ containing the mammary glands, characteristic of certain female mammals, such as cows, sheep, and goats.
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Factors that included udder and teat traits as well as body traits showed a significant relationship with Long 5, both adjusted for or not for milk production in Brown Swiss cows, indicating that cows with good udders and teats remained longer in the herd while cows with better body score contributed to lower longevity and milk production, due to the negative relationship between body traits and longevity (Vukasinovic et al., 1997).
But unscrupulous owners have been known to superglue a cow's udders to hide imperfections, or seal teats so the animal carries more milk.
In addition, damp bedding also aids the movement of faeces on to the udder and this promotes a favourable environment for mastitis bacteria."
Judge Harry Evans, from North Wales, said the Meath cow had "magnificently proportioned udder, shapely legs and a nice trenchback".
Dairy cows are judged on general appearance plus the size and shape of their udders.
Any strange tendencies like freshening with a hard udder, blood in her milk, or attempting to nurse off her own teats?
The udder is one of the most important physiological and conformational characteristics of the cow due to its importance for milk production.
"It was hard to suspect that someone was milking the cows at night, they smear the cow's udder with dung after milking it and this makes it hard to suspect anything," said Ms Mugure.
However, the performances of lactating Bedouin goat have not yet been fully studied, particularly body and udder morphological traits, which are important determinants of milk yield (Akpa et al., 2002; Akporhuarho, Orheruata, Otoikhian, & Igene, 2010; Peris, Caja, & Such, 1999), considered as a main factor affecting kids' growth performances.
"Today's photo is of the udder, to show mammary development.
The study presents the results of the comparative evaluation of the preventive treatment of udder with probiotic agents and agents of chemical origin.
Dave said 'Udders Orchard was keen to utilise otherwise unused and unwanted fruit.