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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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Dairy Herd Management magazine will continue the dialogue by featuring interactive discussions between stakeholders in several communication vehicles going forward.
Studies show a dairy herd infected with BVD can be losing PS90-a-cow per year, and beef herds PS30-a-cow.
The application segments of the Dairy Herd Management Market included in this report are animal comfort, calf management, feeding management, heat stress management, milk harvesting, reproduction management, and other applications.
THE winner of the annual dairy herds competition for Pembrokeshire was the Ayrshire section of the Willhome herd, owned by Philip, Sharon and Stuart Williams of Leweston Home Farm, Camrose, near Haverfordwest in West Wales.
As a result, in each of the past three years, every last student in LTC's dairy herd program has found work after graduation.
During the last year, they have been selling dairy replacements - homebred heifers they kept on from the dairy herd - as well as finishing other cattle.
Annual methane emissions from the national dairy herd account for only 1% of the UK's total emissions.
Yet if we add in regions like the Bay of Plenty and Otago, which have been affected by soil moisture deficits, then we're pushing close to half of New Zealand's dairy herd.
The previous farm has hosted around 147,000 school visits for children aged seven to 11 since it was established in 1972 but, due to the size of the agricultural holding, the dairy herd and school facilities have now been moved to Mount Pleasant.
The breakthrough came after scientists discovered a cow, later named Marge, carried a mutant gene in a dairy herd tested in 2001, Vialactia chief scientist Russell Snell said.
The Cooperatives Working Together program removed 64,000 cows from the nation's dairy herd, and the program again has stepped up to the plate to assist in exporting cheese and butter.

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