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breeder

1. a person with an animal enterprise involving the multiplication of the herd, flock or group.
2. a female animal used basically for the production of saleable young.

breeder bull
a bull sold specifically as a sire with an implied guarantee of fertility. Such bulls are usually replaced free of charge with a comparable animal by the vendor if the bull is not a fertile calf getter.
breeder flock
a flock of hens producing fertile eggs for hatching purposes.
seedstock breeder
producer of breeding stock for purebred and commercial breeders.
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It might make some sense for those stallions to be nominated to the EBF in 2011 at a rate yet to be ratified, thus providing the breeders who used those stallions with significant savings, as the progeny will be automatically eligible for the EBF programme which involves around 1,200 races confined to EBF eligibles.
We are delighted to announce the opening of our fifteenth breeder farm, marking an important step in our infrastructure expansion," said Mr.
Responsible breeders don't keep their dogs in filthy cages, never to see the light of day.
They say breeders already go out of their way to avoid clogging local shelters with strays.
By definition, a breeder reactor is one that creates more fuel than it consumes.
This year they will provide pounds 3m in prize-money, making breeders the second largest sponsor of British racing [behind the Tote].
I believe that some of the jumps breeders' prizes are too big," McCreery, the breeder of High Top and Old Vic, said.
Breeders' prizes will help these breeders keep their heads above water and will also help breeders use better stallions, which, by definition, should produce better horses and assist them in re-investing in better mares, again raising the quality of bloodstock.
Given the economic circumstances of our breeders, and with our goal of being responsive to our nominators, we have listened.
In a departure from the previous breeders' prize scheme, the breeders of qualifying winners of novices' hurdles and National Hunt Flat races will receive 30 per cent of the minimum value, up from 25 per cent.
Giles Pritchard-Gordon, who won the Langham Cup award for merit among small breeders at the Thoroughbred Breeders' Awards in January, said that breeders in Ireland had benefited from tax concessions and that the premiums were helping the British industry fight back.