Definition of heifer in English:
(In farming) a cow that has not borne a calf, or has borne only one calf. Compare with cow1.
- They raise their own replacement heifers and sell their bull calves to another organic farmer nearby.
- Dry cows and in calf heifers can easily be managed inside as maintenance requirements are relatively low and can easily be met.
- Some producers concentrate solely on cows, hiring other farmers to custom raise heifers.
Old English heahfore, of unknown origin.
Definition of heifer in:
- US English dictionary
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