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herd

(hĕrd),
A group of people or animals in a given area.
[O.E. heord]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

herd

(hĕrd)
A group of people or animals in a given area.
[O.E. heord]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

herd

[AS. heord]
Any large aggregation of people or animals.
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It is not a good idea to attempt to build a large dairy herd from only two cows.
The global Dairy Herd Health Management market report was curated by conducting an extensive evaluation and by applying various key methodologies.
Tjiket al., (2008) reported 27.6% prevalence of SARA in 10 dairy herds of cattle in Iran.
Under the Gwaredu BVD scheme, all beef and dairy herds in Wales are entitled to free BVD screening.
Richard manages the dairy herd at Marley Cote Walls, Slaley, which is milked robotically, with 80 Shorthorns and up to 60 Ayrshires producing about 20,000 litres of milk.
Lowri Williams, of Farming Connect, said: "It will give dairy farmers the chance to view the farm's dairy herd, and to receive advice on the problems they face with an expanding herd."
It found that our dairy herd - currently numbering 183,000 - pumped out the equivalent of 598,000 tons of carbon dioxide every year.
The Canadian dairy herd fell 1.3 percent while the total beef herd recorded a drop of 5.5 percent.
He said: "Some of the main factors influencing this stabilisation are improving store cattle prices, some producers moving from dairy production to beef and a greater retention of male calves from the dairy herd. However, the dairy herd continues to decline gradually with a 2% fall in 2009 with the prospects of some further falls over the next two years.
Other subjects explored include suitability of simplified milk recording methods for genetic evaluations using test-day models in dairy sheep, the current status of composition and somatic cell count in the milk of goats enrolled in a dairy herd improvement program in the US, gastrointestinal nematode effects on grazing dairy herds during development, livestock mandatory price reporting, and a random effects hierarchical model for monitoring infectious disease status of dairy cattle herds in Uruguay.
Harold Lee, 75, was riding a quad bike at the back of the 100-strong dairy herd as he and son Richard were taking the animals to be milked.

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