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DRY COW [1 record]

Record 1 2014-07-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Cattle Raising
DEF

A dairy cow that has ceased production of milk prior to calving.

CONT

It is a growing practice among dairy farmers to feed the same ration to all cows except the highest milk producers. Although this saves labor, it is wasteful of protein, since dry cows and low producers receive excess protein in their ration.

OBS

dry cow: term standardized by Environment Canada and the Translation Bureau for use in the National Inventory Report.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Élevage des bovins
DEF

Vache laitière dont la production de lait est interrompue avant le vêlage.

CONT

Il est de plus en plus courant chez les producteurs de lait de donner la même ration à toutes les vaches, à l'exception de celles qui produisent le plus de lait. Bien que cette pratique épargne du travail, elle constitue en fait un gaspillage de protéines, puisque les vaches taries et les faibles productrices reçoivent un surplus de protéines dans leur ration.

OBS

vache tarie : terme normalisé par Environnement Canada et le Bureau de la traduction dans le cadre du Rapport d'inventaire national.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Cría de ganado bovino
DEF

Vaca que no produce más leche.

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