Animal Science Terms - X- Y

Yearling: male or female sheep or goat that is between 1 and 2 years of age

Yeast: single-cell fungi that improves feed digestion by stimulating microbial activity and stabilizing digestive tract pH. Products packaged as "yeast" consist of cells only; "yeast culture" includes live yeast cells plus growth media

Yoke: wooden beam, normally used between a pair of oxen or other animals to enable them to pull together on a load when working in pairs, as oxen usually do; some yokes are fitted to individual animals. There are several types of yoke, used in different cultures, and for different types of oxen. A pair of oxen may be called a yoke of oxen, and yoke is also a verb, as in "to yoke a pair of oxen". Other animals that may be yoked include horses, mules, donkeys and water buffalo

Yolk: yellow internal part of the egg of a bird or reptile. The yolk is surrounded by the albumen and supplies food to the developing young

Young drake is a male duck under 1 year of age

Young duck is a female duck under 1 year of age

Young gander is a male goose under 1 year of age

Young goose is a female goose under 1 year of age 

Young hen is a female turkey under 1 year of age

Young tom is a male turkey under 1 year of age



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