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Ask The Vet
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:51 AM CDT

Question: We have a herd of cows that for some reason all have huge bags and udders. Are they lacking some mineral? Any ideas what causes this and what we can do?

Answer: Udder quality, especially when it is a herd problem, is, in my mind, a genetic issue until proven otherwise.

Cows' udders are evaluated based on udder suspension and teat size. Each is scored on a scale of 1 to 9 at calving. The scoring is based on the largest teat. An udder with a score of 9 is ...

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