Cattle Terminolgy?

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What is the terminolgy for a heifer that can not be bred? Someone told me people from Texas call them "railers". <br>Is this the proper terminolgy for that?
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Well Mike generally I think most of us would call her rump roast! LOL! But the technical term for a sterile heifer is a free martian.There are probably many local versions like the one from Texas.... and I like that one!Thanks!<br>Janet
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The proper term for a female twin when the other twin is a male is "freemartin" not free martian. The odds of a freemartin heifer breeding are exceedingly low because the male hormones from her in-utero twin have interfered with the proper development of her reproductive organs.<p>I doubt the term freemartin applies to all female bovine that cannot be bred.<p>
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