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non-starter

a term used to describe young chickens and turkeys that fail to begin normal food consumption. Mainly due to management conditions, but viral infections and contaminated drinking water can have similar results.
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In each case, starters perceived greater satisfaction than non-starters (see Table 1).
04, indicated significant differences in perceptions of cohesion between starters and non-starters.
Non-starters experienced more intense negative moods (e.
we expect that non-starters should experience more unpleasant emotions, particularly transactional ones, and less intense pleasant emotions than starters.
Paul, MN 55108) are investigating ways to improve the flavor and quality of cheddar cheese by adding non-starter lactic acid bacteria to the cheesemaking process.
A population of non-starter lactic acid bacteria in three-month ripened cheddar cheeses was characterized and identified to determine individual roles in cheddar cheese flavor.
In contrast, non-starters, those with more experience and those who had more injuries reported receiving less social support.
That leaves Malcolm Christie but that too may prove a non-starter as there are concerns over his fitness record.
LARKHALL'S Craig Smillie returns as they face HILL OF BEATH although Craig Marshall and Alan Patterson are non-starters.
Manager Kenny Dalglish is also sweating on the fitness of John Beresford, while Tino Asprilla and Warren Barton are certain non-starters.
Manager Kenny Dalglish is also sweating on the fitness of John Beresford, while Asprilla and Warren Barton are certain non-starters.
He is on liquids at the present time and has to look after it for six or eight weeks so he is a non-starter and it is a blow, no point glossing over it.
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