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1. a retail outlet for milk products.
2. the feeding and milking sheds on a dairy farm.
3. pertaining to or emanating from an animals or other thing concerned in the production of milk, e.g. dairy goat, dairy cleanser.

dairy barn
standard indoor housing in temperate and subarctic northern hemisphere countries; a common plan is to have animals housed on the ground floor and grain and hay on the top floor from which it is delivered to the animals below; the cows are tied in stanchions and milked on the spot or roam free and are milked in a parlor.
dairy calf
calf of a mating between a bull and a cow, both of dairy breeds.
dairy cow
cow of a breed specifically defined as being for milk production, as distinct from a beef or dual purpose breed.
dairy farmer
a farmer whose major enterprise is dairy farming.
dairy herd
includes milking cows, dry cows, heifers (maiden and in-calf), calves and, where needed, bulls. Called also milking herd, dry herd, followers.
dairy herd improvement
a centralized system, usually sponsored by a government or a farmer-owned cooperative, for recording milk yield and assessing the productive status of individual cows. Recommendations are then made relative to culling or mating program for the individual cows. The central database provides information on which analyses of performance can be made relative to a multiplicity of variables, such as herd size, breed, times per day milking.
dairy industry
includes the farms, the milk collecting and handling services, the processors, manufacturers and retailers and the private and government organizations involved in a coordinating or controlling function with respect to the harvesting and disposal of dairy products.
dairy sanitizers
disinfectants suitable for use in an environment and in a situation in which contamination of the human food chain is likely to occur.

Patient discussion about dairy

Q. I am lactose intolerant. Can I have any other dairy food?

A. If you are lactose intolerant then you must avoid all lactose containing foods like milk, yoghurt & cheese. You can consume these dairy products If your intolerance is less or else you can have cultured yoghurt and lactobacillus milk as a better dairy option.

Q. my son was diagnosed with mild asthma and the doctor said that he should refrain from dairy products. Does that mean that he shouldn’t eat anything which has milk in it – like cakes, or pudding? Are there any other types of food which aren’t recommended for asthmatics?

A. if it's just a little bit of milk in a cake- that shouldn't be a problem. but if it's a cheese cake- well..
it all depends on the amount. but the less he'll consume the better. you know Chinese do not eat dairy products at all and live very happy. in some of the foods that have milk in it you can swap it in soy milk.

Q. Can asthma get worse by eating dairy products?

A. It has not been proven that asthma has a connection to eating dairy products, and therefore asthmatic attacks shouln't be considered as related to eating such food.

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Demineralization process of bones in dairy cows decrease with increasing age (Sjaastad et al.
Fibrolytic enzyme and parity effects on feeding behavior, salivation and ruminal pH of lactating dairy cows.
The present study clearly showed the milk yield promoting effect of milking frequency in Korean Holstein dairy cows.
Improving the process in the farms, livestock producers follow regulations feeding and dairy cows, the Ministry of Agriculture developed with the involvement of scientists, increase the stability of enterprises ", - concluded the rustling.
Production of dairy cows decreased because of various problems, but the most impact is due to the government policy in 2012 prohibiting the import of dairy cattle beef cattle so many are slaughtered for meat consumption.
Dairy cows, like most domestic animals, are creatures of habit.
The highest concentration of dairy cows per holding is registered in countries with optimized milk production - Denmark with 141 dairy cows per holding, followed by the UK with 122 and Cyprus with 111.
Give a farmer family only one dairy cow, and that family will cross the poverty threshold.
It also said the incidence of endemic disease in dairy cows, particularly mastitis and lameness, should be reduced urgently.
Treatments effects on yield and quality of milk by the dairy cows receiving the different levels of MgO in diets are shown in TABLE I.
These are used to provide a highly available source of glucose for the liver to support its function in the energy metabolism of the high yielding dairy cow.