Information for New or Small Farmers

If you're new to farming, learn the language.

Livestock Dictionary

Amimal Castered Male Father or Sire Mother Female who has NOT produced offspring Term for Baby Animal
Beef and Dairy Cattle Steer Bull Cow Heifer


Goats Wether Buck Doe ---- Kid
Horses Gelding Stallion or Horse Mare Filly


Poultry Capon Rooster Hen Pullett Chicks
Rabbits ---- Buck Doe ---- ----
Sheep Wether Ram Ewe ---- Lamb
Swine Barrow Boar Sow Gilt Pig


Save Your Old Barn - visit these sites

Friends of Ohio Barns

The Barn Journal

National Trust for Historic Preservation