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What is a freemartin in cattle?

When a cow is pregnant with multiple offspring (twins or more)  there is movement of hormones between them, particularly if they  share the same placenta. In the case where (MORE)

What is freemartinism and how it is caused?

Freemartinism is when a heifer has male sex characteristics but has underdeveloped female sex organs. It is caused by sharing a placenta with a twin bull calf. The male sex ho (MORE)

What percentage of freemartin cattle will breed?

All freemartins will breed, but only five to 10% of freemartins will be fertile enough to concieve and give birth.
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