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Dairy science

The scientific study of dairy and related disciplines including biochemistry, breeding, economics, engineering, environment, food science, genetics, microbiology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, processing, public health quality assurance, sanitation, microbiology and bacteriology.

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Agriculture; Dairy science

Physical stimulation releases oxytocin and surrounding fluid in the breasts and milk flow pressure leading to alveolar process of contraction of dairy cattle milk.


Agriculture; Dairy science

Refers to cattle or oxen.

Corn belt

Agriculture; Dairy science

The area of the United States where corn is a principal cash crop, including Iowa, Indiana, most of Illinois, and parts of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.


Agriculture; Dairy science

A mature female bovine. Usually referring to any dairy females that have borne a calf. Some may consider females having given birth only once as "first-calf heifers" until they have a second calf.

Composting pad

Agriculture; Dairy science

A concrete or hard packed surface that provides an area on which manure and discarded feed may be composted with ready access to aerate the composting materials.


Agriculture; Dairy science

First milk following calving. High in fat, protein, and immunoglobulins that may be directly absorbed by the newborn calf in its first 24 hours of life.

Commodity storage

Agriculture; Dairy science

Usually a steel framed shed that provides storage for commodity feeds, such as cottonseed, brewers grains, chopped hay, etc.

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