1997 State Dairy Quiz Bowl
Senior Division Set 1
Below you will find a set of the Senior Division Set 1 Dairy Quiz Bowl
questions used in the 1997 State Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest. These questions
are to assist in your preparation for the upcoming district and state contests.
THEY ARE NOT THE QUESTIONS FOR THE 1998 CONTEST.
1. T or F A good calf starter
contains about 10% crude protein.
(IT CONTAINS ABOUT 18%)
2. T or F It is possible to register
Holstein cattle that are homozygous for the recessive red
coat color gene.
(THEY CAN BE REGISTERED)
3. T or F A hook is another
name for the hip bone.
4. T or F On the Dairy Cow Unified
Score Card, the category Dairy Character includes
5. T or F Calves should be identified
with a tattoo and/or an ear tag soon after birth.
6. T or F It is easy to tell when
a cow is infested with worms because she is very sick.
7. T or F Allowing drug residues to
enter or be in milk or meat sold for human consumption is
a felony punishable by stiff fines.
8. T or F Pulsators with a wide pulsation
ratio such as 70/30 generally milk slower than those
with a narrower pulsation ratio such as 50/50.
9. T or F Whole milk sold in
the grocery store contains 10% fat.
(3.25 % MILK FAT)
10. T or F Corn that is severely stunted
by drought still has a use and can be best salvaged by
1. Which of the following procedures is part of an effective mastitis
a) teat dipping
b) dry cow treatment
d) all of the above
e) none of the above
2. According to Hoard's Dairyman, DHI herds average how many
more pounds of milk per
cow per year than do non-DHI herds:
a) 1000 pounds
b) 2000 pounds
c) 5000 pounds
d) 10,000 pounds
3. Lactose is a:
4. During fermentation of corn silage, the pH of the silage:
c) remains the same
5. Which cow would you expect to pay more for:
a) a non-sire identified grade cow
b) a sire identified grade cow
c) a registered cow
6. Colostrum is higher in most nutrients than is normal milk; however,
it is lower in one nutrient.
Which nutrient is lower in colostrum than
in normal milk:
7. Upper front teeth are present in dairy cattle:
a) after 6 months of age
b) at 1 year of age
c) dairy cattle do not have upper front teeth
8. Which occurs first in an early lactation, high producing dairy
c) DAIRY CATTLE DO NOT HAVE UPPER FRONT TEETH
a) body weight loss
b) peak feed intake
c) peak milk production
9. A.I. organizations package semen in straws with each straw
a) 10 to 30 million sperm cells
b) 10 to 30 sperm cells
c) 10 to 30 thousand sperm cells
10. When judging dairy cattle at the North Carolina State 4-H Dairy
Judging Contest, you are
a) 10 TO 30 MILLION SPERM CELLS
given how many minutes to
judge a reasons class:
a) 20 minutes
b) 10 minutes
c) 15 minutes
1. Two (2) methods are generally used to measure vacuum
pump capacity, American Standard
and New Zealand Standard. To convert
New Zealand Standard to American Standard you
multiply it by:
2. Which of the following is not an approved method of visible
identification for DHI:
a) freeze branding
c) neck chain
3. Which one of the following would be considered as the best
calcium supplement for cattle
4. The Net Energy requirement of milking cows is closest
a) .75 Mcal/lb
b) 1.2 Mcal/lb
c) 2.0 Mcal/lb
5. A bull's progeny may also be referred to as his:
6. Which of the following is not a type of milking parlor:
b) free stall
d) or trigon
7. When a calf is born, the normal delivery position is:
a) back feet first
b) front feet first, then head
c) head first
8. The CMT is a test that checks for the presence of:
b) FRONT FEET FIRST, THEN HEAD
c) foot rot
9. When a cow is superovulated and the resulting developing
embryos are transferred to
unrelated recipient cows, the
calves that are born will be:
c) full siblings
10. On the Dairy Cow Unified Score Card, legs and feet are listed under
which main category:
a) dairy character
b) feet and legs
c) body capacity
1. Well grown Holstein heifers should be bred at what age?
2. What disease is caused by the organism Mycobacterium para tuberculosis?
3. Where are immunoglobulins absorbed in a newborn calf?
THIRTEEN (13) - FIFTEEN (15) MONTHS
4. What is the name of the contractile tissue that when stimulated
by oxytocin, forces milk out of
THROUGH THE SMALL INTESTINE
5. What does the term NEL stand for?
6. Where is the site of fertilization in the cow?
7. Name three (3) components of milk.
8. Name the two leading causes of death in young calves.
9. What are the genes called that occupy corresponding loci in homologous
FAT, PROTEIN, LACTOSE, MINERALS, WATER, VITAMINS.
affect the same character in different
10. What substance may frost damaged sorghum contain at toxic levels?
1. You purchase one ton (2000 pounds) of heifer feed that contains
18% crude protein. How
many pounds of crude protein did you
2. Parturient Paresis is the proper term for this condition
in dairy cows:
3. What percentage of nitrogen do most proteins contain?
4. Why would you feed Poloxalene to cows that are grazing alfalfa
5. What do the letters PI stand for when talking about milk tests?
6. The lining of this compartment of the ruminant stomach looks
like a honeycomb and functions
to trap nails, wire or other objects
that the cow may eat. What is the name of this stomach
7. The condition in which a cow comes into heat every few days is
8. Bovatec® and Rumensin® are ionophones that are included
in dairy heifer diets. One of their
functions is to increase the production of
a certain volatile fatty acid in the rumen. What is the
name of this volatile fatty acid?
9. If a herd's conception rate is 50%, what proportion of the
cows should be pregnant after two
10. How can we compare the production of two cows that are of different
11. On the average, how many days are there between heat periods
in dairy cattle that are
MATURE EQUIVALENT RECORDS
12. When a calf nurses, into which compartment of the stomach does the
13. What do the letters MUN refer to in dairy cattle?
14. Grass tetany or grass staggers may be caused by a deficiency of what
15. What is the term used to describe an infected uterus?
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