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What Is an Udder?
A cow's mammary gland, or udder, consists of four separate glands called quarters.
Each quarter has one teat. Milk is removed from each gland via an opening at the end of each teat.
FACT: The udder of a cow producing 40 lbs. of milk in a 12-hour period can weigh up to 100 lbs. Therefore, a strong suspensory structure is needed to support the udder.
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