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English term or phrase:weaned cows
French translation:génisse sevrée
Entered by: Ghyslaine LE NAGARD
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07:38 Jan 21, 2008
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English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Livestock / Animal Husbandry
English term or phrase: weaned cows
At XXX all ///weaned cows/// pregnancy tested positive are kept, regardless of age. There are some cows that will lose their pregnancy or new calf. All these losers are trashed ... converted to cash, fast, at the beef plant.

Document presenting a cattle breeding farm.

Thanks for your help.
Ghyslaine LE NAGARD
New Caledonia
Local time: 17:37
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Summary of answers provided
3 +3vaches sevrées1045
3les vaches tariesjoobie


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30 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
vaches sevrées


Explanation:
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1045
Canada
Local time: 02:37

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marie Perrin
25 mins
  -> Merci Marie ...

neutral  Flo Demolis: Qu'est-ce qu'une vache sevrée ???// Hence my question! :-) I can't understand the term "weaned" in relation to cows. I thought at first it must be an incorrect usage and they meant "vaches taries", but it doesn't work in this context.
39 mins
  -> Ask your husband; he should know since he's a farmer ... Peut-être devrait-on parler d'un veau sevré?

agree  Tony M: I did wonder if 'génisse' mightn't be better?
43 mins
  -> Good point Tony ...

neutral  Alain Berton: Génisse
1 hr
  -> Voir ma remarque à Tony ...

agree  xxxEuqinimod
1 day22 hrs
  -> Merci Euquinimod ...
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1 day8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
les vaches taries


Explanation:
Weaned does mean sevrées, but I wonder if there isn't a mistake in the source text. In fact a cow is dried out, that's to say one stops milking a few weeks before calving. As I think it has already been mentioned, it is more usual to wean a calf.

joobie
France
Local time: 08:37
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Jan 26, 2008 - Changes made by Ghyslaine LE NAGARD:
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