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farm

agricultural enterprise based on land use.

farm animal
animals used for the production of human and animal food and feed, fiber, skin and hide and, to the extent that they are used in farm work, bullocks and horses used in the hauling of freight and for transport.
farm chemical
includes fertilizers, insectides, herbicides, medicines, bird repellents, poison baits: a common source of poisoning for farm animals.
dry farm
a farm dependent on rainfall as its water resource—no irrigation is available.
irrigation farm
a farm with a significant part of its area under irrigation.
pasture farm
a farm whose principal resource is pasture for grazing animals.
farm profile
a description of the resources and practices on a farm drawn up so that an assessor can estimate the financial viability and potential of the unit.
farm visits
see veterinary farm visits.
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American Humane Association was founded around the issue of farm animal welfare in 1877 and has been at the forefront of improvements and protections for children, pets and farm animals for 138 years (see historic timeline ).
The RSPCA has frontline staff trained in both farm animal welfare and biosecurity who can visit and offer practical help.
Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals, seventh edition
You might be really surprised how much a simple choice you make about what to have for your Sunday roast can have on the lives of farm animals,
The new stamps, lino-cut illustrations by artist Chris Wormell, depict 10 rare breed farm animals including saddleback pigs, shorthorn cows, Embden geese, Suffolk sheep, Norfolk turkeys, Bagot goats, baby chicks, a Khaki Campbell duck and drake, a shire horse and foal, and a border collie puppy.
uk/farmanimalweek Dr Marc Cooper RSPCA farm animal scientist, Southwater.
SIR - As this week is Farm Animal Week - run by the RSPCA's Freedom Food scheme - I urge your readers to please spare a thought for the more than 900 million animals farmed for our food in the UK.
We urge the government to take note of these latest findings when setting standards for farm animal welfare and food labelling.
Farm Animal Week is designed to educate people about more ethically sound eating habits, such as opting for free range eggs.
And that's why during Farm Animal Week we are asking everyone to switch one item in their shopping basket for a higher welfare alternative," said Mr Grant.