e-gregory at TAMU.EDU
Fri Jan 5 20:42:43 UTC 2001
Winburne's _Dictionary of Agricultural and Allied Terminology_ (1962) defines
"Milk cow" as: "A cow bred and used for milk production, in contrast to one bred for beef production. Also called _milch cow_."
"Milking cow" is "a cow in milk; a lactating cow. Also called _milch cow_."
However, under "milch," it says only "See _milk cow_."
FWIW, "dairy cow" is defined as "a milk-producing cow which shows predominant characteristics of one of the dairy breeds."
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