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I keep reading this term about being a freshener or a second freshening - etc. I thought I could figure out what it means - or someone would have it somewhere, but I'm wrong...I can't/haven't figured it out.
 

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capriola-nd said:
Freshening is when a doe kids. So, a first-freshener is a doe who has kidded for the first time, 2nd freshener, 2nd time kidding, etc.

Sometimes first-freshener is abbreviated, so if you see FF, that means first-freshener. :)
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I agree with Alaskaboers .... :thumbup: I don't think... it is mentioned.. for any other domestic animals...meaning of milk coming in.... :wink: :greengrin:

But ....if someone else knows... of any other animals.. that have that term...please let us know.... :thumbup: :)
 

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Growing up on a dairy cow farm, we always referred to a cow coming into milk as "freshen" -ed -ing.

However, we called "first fresheners" a heifer, or a first-time heifer. :shrug:
 

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This is a really old thread but it can be used in both dairy and meat but dairy say it more often since the concentration is on the udder of course.
 
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