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HAY

A sun-dried forage. A method of preserving forage by cutting the plant and letting it dry in the sun.


HEAT PERIOD

A period of 9 to 24 hours preceding the ovulation during which cows are receptive to bulls and exhibit a typical behavior of mounting other cows or standing when mounted by other cows (or a bull).


HEIFER

A young female cow that has not yet given birth to a calf.


HEMICELLULOSE

A type of carbohydrate similar to cellulose except that it contain not only glucose but also other 6 carbon sugars and also 5 carbon sugars.


HEMOGLOBIN

An iron rich protein found in the red blood cells which function as a carrier of oxygen and carbon dioxide.


HULL

Outer covering of grain or other seed, especially when dry (syn: husk).


HUNGER

A strong desire for food.


HUSK

Outer envelop, usually green, of fruits and seeds, as around an ear of corn (syn hull).


HYDROCHLORIC ACID (HCl)

Strong acid secreted by the abomasum that breaks down chemical bounds and thus contributes to the digestion of feeds.


HYDROLYSIS

Decomposition of a chemical compound by reaction with water.