14:07 Sep 11, 2013
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Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Livestock / Animal Husbandry
Norwegian term or phrase: årskyr
Referring to the size of a dairy farmer's herd, I'm told that it is "60 årskyr".

I suspect this is something to do with the mean number of livestock in a year on the farm ... or something. But the proper term would be appreciated!
Ian Giles
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:45

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4 -1heifer
Lene Johansen

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A young female before she has had a calf of her own[15] and is under three years of age is called a heifer (/ˈhɛfər/ hef-ər).[16] A young female that has had only one calf is occasionally called a first-calf heifer.

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow
Lene Johansen
Local time: 23:45
Native speaker of: Norwegian (Bokmal)

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disagree  Susan Nacey: A heifer is a 'kvige' in Norwegian (although the definition given here is correct). 'Årskyr' refers to the annual average number of productive cows, the annual cattle inventory.
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