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Great site. I have a question of terminology. What does it mean for a cow to be "open"? How about "fresh"? Any help on these breeding terms would be appreciated. Thanks.

Willa

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Open means not bred or not "pregnant". I'm not sure about fresh. In what context was the word fresh used?

> Great site. I have a question of
> terminology. What does it mean for
> a cow to be "open"? How
> about "fresh"? Any help
> on these breeding terms would be
> appreciated. Thanks.

> Willa
 
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Fresh is having recently calved, open is not pregnant

dun

> Great site. I have a question of
> terminology. What does it mean for
> a cow to be "open"? How
> about "fresh"? Any help
> on these breeding terms would be
> appreciated. Thanks.

> Willa



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> A cow is fresh when she’s recently
> calved and is giving milk.

> Craig-TX

Freshen is usually a Dairy term, meaning the cow will begin giving milk. Most beef people use calving instead. Many terms are quite different between the dairy and beef industry although they are both talking about cows. Just my though.

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