The word cattle, for many of us, conjures up images of cowboys rounding up the herds. For a more prosaic but current view on the subject, take this quiz.
What are heifers?
- young cattle
- young bulls
- young cows
How are calves intended for beef production prepared?
- are castrated
- are fed a special diet
- are kept in a restricted space
What is an ox?
- male used for breeding
- work animal
- derogatory term for slow-witted cattle
To what use is cattle hair put?
- fur coats
- paint brushes
What do soap and candles have in common?
- made from cattle fat
- use cattle glands
- contain powdered cattle hoofs
What are certain glues made from?
Which animal produces the best quality beef?
Of the two sexes, which has horns?
What are polled cattle?
- cattle that have been counted and branded
- hornless cattle
- cattle that feed on polls
Why are the horns of cattle sometimes removed?
- Makes them more active.
- The horns are sold for medicinal purposes.
- Makes them less aggressive.
Do hornless cattle fetch lower prices than their horned friends?
- fetch higher prices
- males fetch lower prices
- only females fetch higher prices
How many compartments do cattle stomachs have?
Just what does the expression "chewing the cud" mean?
- communication between grazing cows
- chewing partially digested food
- activity during mating season
What is the most valuable asset of a beef steer?
- lean muscular ribs
- curved back and short neck
- full, fleshy hindquarters
By what age do beef cattle move on to their destiny?
- three years old
- five years old
- seven years old
To what age can cattle live?
- 8 to 12 years
- 12 to 15 years
- 15 to 20 years
At what age can a male be used for breeding?
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 3 years
What are purebred cattle?
- cattle born to same breed
- result of natural insemination
- cattle born in a controlled dietary system
Why would a farmer want purebred cattle?
- It is a major status symbol.
- They require less roaming room.
- They produce more and better meat.
What is the most popular beef breed in the United States?