1997 State Dairy Quiz Bowl
Senior Division Set 2
Below you will find a set of the Senior Division Set 2 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.
TRUE OR FALSE
1. T or F An exhibitor who
uses his feet to place the rear feet of his calf is usually doing a
good job of showing.
2. T or F Cows must be
fed silage or their milk production will be lower.
3. T or F As people get older,
they tend to drink more milk.
4. T or F The gene for polledness
5. T or F When removing a milking
machine from the udder it is not important how the
machine is removed.
6. T or F The milk to
rest ratio refers to the proportion of time the inflation is in the open
position allowing milk to flow versus the closed position in which teat
occurs. It should run about 60:40.
7. T or F Cows are faulted in
the show ring when their udders hang below their hock.
8. T or F Alfalfa may be fed
to dairy cattle in the form of dried pellets.
9. T or F Iredell is the top milk
producing county in N.C.
10. T or F Rumensin or Bovatec are feed additives which
increase heifer growth rate.
1. Ovulation is the process of:
a) release of an egg from a follicle
b) milk ejection from an alveolus
c) delivering a calf from the uterus
2. What is the minimum amount of calf starter grain mix that a calf
should be eating each day
a) RELEASE OF AN EGG FROM A FOLLICLE
before it is weaned:
a) 4.5 lbs.
b) 2.5 lbs.
c) 1.5 lbs.
3. Which of the following produces the most energy per acre
d) corn silage
4. Which of the following is not a Class I dairy product:
a) whole milk
b) skim milk
d) chocolate milk
e) or none of the above
5. Lactose is a:
6. Which of the following causes ringworm in calves:
7. Which of the following is the most economically important
form of mastitis:
e) none of the above
8. Ovulation occurs about _____ hours before the onset of estrus:
a) 24 to 30 hours
b) 12 to 18 hours
c) 0 to 6 hours
d) 48 to 60 hours
9. The primary source of protein for dairy rations in North Carolina
a) corn grain
b) soybean meal
c) canola meal
10. Dystocia means the cow:
a) refuses to eat
b) is lame
c) is blind
d) has calving difficulty
e) or none of the above
d) HAS CALVING DIFFICULTY
1. In dairy cattle judging, what are you referring to when you say that
this part has a higher and
a) fore udder
b) rear udder
c) tail head
2. A good calf starter will usually contain at least what level of crude
3. Which of the following is not true concerning silage which was
cut too dry and not packed
a) caramelized odor
b) brown color
c) increased protein digestibility
d) or decreased energy digestibility
4. What is the name of the disease that often occurs when cows gain too
much weight during late
c) INCREASED PROTEIN DIGESTIBILITY
lactation or during the dry period?
a) fat cow syndrome
c) displaced abomasum
5. Which of the following ingredient would you expect to find
in a milk replacer:
b) citrus pulp
c) dried whey
d) or none of the above
6. Coliform bacteria are often a cause of which of the following
7. The lactose percentage of first milking colostrum is approximately
a) 1/2 times normal milk
b) 3 times normal milk
c) 5 times normal milk
8. What hormone is measured in milk to determine if a cow is pregnant:
9. Feed fiber is digested by microorganisms in this part of the cows
10. Teat dipping is used to prevent.
1. What disease is likely to develop if calves are raised in a drafty
2. The chemicals pentachlorophenol (penta), chromated copper arsenate (CCA)
are used for what purpose?
3. Name 2 of the four stages in the life cycle of the house fly.
4. Compute the score using a 50 point maximum: official placing 1-2-3-4,
cuts 4-4-4, placing
EGG, LARVAE (MAGGOT), PUPA AND ADULT
5. What do high numbers of somatic cells in milk generally indicate?
6. A well grown Holstein heifer should be bred to calve at what age?
7. The European Economic Community (Common Market) is the world's leading
dairy products. Where does the United States
8. Name two (2) ways of harvesting and feeding forage.
9. What is the measurement of how much of a cow's superiority will
be transmitted to her
HAY, SILAGE, GREEN CHOP, PASTURE
10. What is the name of the feed additive commonly added to dairy
rations that buffers the
PTA (PREDICTED TRANSMITTING ABILITY).
rumen and helps maintain
milk fat test?
SODIUM BICARBONATE OR SODIUM SESQUICARBONATE
1. What is the name of the absorptive tissue that lines
the small intestine?
2. Which pituitary hormone is critical in the initiation and
maintenance of lactation?
3. How many dairy farms are represented each year in the Hoard's
Dairyman judging contest?
4. What vitamin is necessary to prevent calves from developing rickets?
5. What is the term used to describe a group of dairy producers
who join together to market
6. Which breed on the average, produces the most milk?
7. Give another name for a condition commonly called founder.
8. After water, what is the next largest single component in
9. What is cystitis?
10. It is best to avoid feeding onions to dairy cattle because they
can cause ______.
11. What is the primary cause of high bacteria counts in milk?
AN INFECTION OF THE BLADDER
12. A yellowish haze is seen on the ground just below your trench
silo. What is causing this
INADEQUATE CLEANING AND SANITIZATION OF MILK-HANDLING EQUIPMENT
13. One of your recently fresh cows is ill. She has been receiving
a high grain, low roughage
diet. The consistency
of the small amount of manure she produces is "putty-like". Your
veterinarian detects a "pinging"
sound when using his stethoscope. What is the diagnosis?
14. When is the proper time to condition a dairy cow for the next
LDA (LEFT DISPLACED ABOMASUM)
15. What is the name of the cotton by-product that is low in protein
and high in fiber that is often
DURING THE LATER STAGE OF LACTATION
fed to dairy cattle to replace
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