An animal which lives on another animal and which often causes health problems. Examples are roundworms in animal intestines(internal parasites) and lice on the skin(external parasites).
The building which houses milking equipment where the cows are milked once, twice or three times per day
Term used to describe the birth process
Grass field used for grazing animals. It may be permanent or a ley.
Pregnancy diagnosis by the vet(via rectal examination) takes place about 6 weeks after service.
Pulse crop grown for human or animal consumption containing protein
An animal whose parents are recorded as true to the breed in a herdbook
A fertilizer containing phosphorus which is vital for healthy crop root and shoot growth.
The process whereby plants use sunlight to convert CO2 and H20 into sugar and O2
Small areas of crops used to test chemicals or varieties
Tractor drawn implement used to invert the soil
Land that has been inverted by a plough
Potentially fatal, flu-like illness
The wearing tips on a cultivator that cut into the soil
A fertilizer containing potassium which is needed for heathy crop growth and good yields.
Milk substitute fed to calves once they have been removed from the mother
Rotary implement used to break down lumps in soil after ploughing
Before the planted crop breaks through the soil surface
Period before ewes produce lambs
A planting machine which places seeds individually in the soil
A measure of the breeding ability of farm animals eg the number of lambs born per year from a ewe.
An essential part of all animals and plants. Milk contains 3-4% protein (casein).
A fluctuating vaccuum applied to the teat cup liner to simulate the sucking of a calf and thus extracting milk from the cow in a natural way.
A pea or bean crop grown for animal and human food
An animal of which the parents are the same breed