Ultrasonic detection of unborn animals (foetus)to establish if mother is pregnant
Soil that has been worked down ready for planting
The flowering part of a plant which produces seed or grain
A machine that has its own power source (engine)
Liquid that carries sperm collected from a bull for artificial insemination
The wearing edges on a plough that cut into the soil
Grass or maize harvested and stored under plastic for winter cattle feed
A dual purpose breed of cattle, primarily used for beef production in the UK
The father of an animal
A chemical found in common salt. Salt is essential for animal heath and which can also boost yields of root crops.
Various types of soil - e.g. clay, sand, silt, peat, chalk
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A machine which spreads fertilizer by throwing the fertilizer from a spinning disc
The reproductive parts of a fungus responsible for spreading it across a crop
A crop that has had pesticides applied to it
Machine used to apply chemicals to a crop
Cereal planted in spring to produce grain for beer, whiskey or animal feed
A castrated bull, also known as a bullock.
A measure of the number of animals kept per hectare, Usually measured in Livestock Units (1 LU = one cow or 6 ewes) per hectare.
Person responsible for looking after livestock on the farm
The ripened stalk of the plant, once the grain has been removed
The remains of the plant stalk left behind from a harvested crop
The remains of the sugar beet root after sugar has been extracted. A tasty food for cattle and sheep, high in energy, may be wet or dried. Dried SBP must not be fed to horses as it will swell up inside their stomach.
A measure of the thickness or leafiness of a grass crop