VEM 12 - Ruminant Production & Herd Health Management Cattle Production

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What is the taxonomy classification of cattle?

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Mammalia, Order: Artiodactyla, Family: Bovidae, Subfamily: Bovinae, Genus: Bos, Species: Bos taurus or Bos indicus

What is the definition of a 'sire'?

The male parent of the calf.

When did cattle domestication start?

Cattle domestication started in the 9th millennium BC in Southwest Asia.

Define 'heifer' in the context of cattle production.

Younger female of cattle above the age of six months to first calving.

What is a 'cow' in the context of cattle production?

Adult female of cattle from the date of first calving.

What is the term for a castrated male of cattle used for work?


What is rumination or cud-chewing?

Process by which the cow regurgitates previously consumed feed and chews it further.

How many compartments does the stomach of a ruminant have?


What is the capacity of the rumen?

25 gallons or more

What is the capacity of the reticulum?

10–20 L

What is the main function of the omasum?

Absorbs water and other substances from digestive contents

What is the only stomach compartment lined with glands?


At what age does puberty onset occur in cattle?

13-14 months

What is the duration of estrus in cattle?

10-30 hours

What is the average gestation period for cattle?

283 days

Which region in the Philippines had the top cattle production in April-June 2022?


Test your knowledge on cattle production and herd health management with this quiz prepared by Mari Denise Amphy A. Layola, DVM. Learn about the taxonomy, classification, and introduction to cattle production in this comprehensive quiz.

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