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Cattle

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taxonomic classification
class Mammalia
order Artiodactyla
family Bovidae
genus Ovis
species aries
mature male
ram
mature female
ewe
castrate male
wether
newborn
lamb
the act of giving birth
lambing
birth weight (lbs)
6-12
mature weight (lbs)
80-200
age at physical maturity (yrs)
2
typical lifespan (yrs)
12
slaughter age
5 months
slaughter weight (lbs)
120
dressing percentage
50
feed:gain ratio
8-10
growth rate (lbs/day)
0.3
protein conversion efficiency
10
energy conversion efficiency
6
age at puberty (mon)
4-10
duration of estrus
36-48 h
duration of estrous cycle (days)
15-19
gestation length (d)
144-152
monotocous or polytocous
twins
litter size
1-3
number of teats
2
erectile mechanism
sigmoid flexure
induced or spontaneous ovulator
spontaneous
placenta type
cotyledonary
uterine structure
bipartite
breeding season
fall
number of chromosomes
54
ruminant or monogastric
ruminant
when domesticated (years BP)
12,000
where domesticated
fertile crescent
dental formula
0.0.3.3 / 3.1.3.3
premolar/molar structure
selenodont
vertebrae (Ce:T:L:S:Ca)
7:13:7:4:18
carpal #
6
metacarpal #
2
tarsal #
5
metatarsal #
2
limb posture
unguligrade
leading state in production
Texas
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