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animal husbandry

the methods employed in keeping domestic animals in such a way as to avoid their abuse but so as to provide food, fiber, entertainment and company at levels described as love, companionship, physical guidance, protection, shepherding. In many instances the overriding constraint is that the maintenance system must be cost-effective so as to provide an occupation for the owner. In other circumstances the rewards are less tangible and come within the ambit of emotional gratification or psychological dependence. In more pragmatic terms the discipline includes nutrition, genetics and breeding, housing, handling facilities and techniques, hygiene, sanitation, health maintenance and disease prevention, marketing, preparation for contests, physical and psychological training, culling, management in times of drought or other civil disaster, use of animal experiments and codes of practice for the management and transport of various classes of animals.

animal husbandry advisors
a profession which supplies advice to animal owners on matters of husbandry.
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These people who spent their times in winter by farming in low lands and in summer by hunting and stockbreeding lived in "kil tents" and used bows and arrows as well as swords in battles.
The stockbreeding has a long tradition in Macedonia, and it is boosted with the favorable natural conditions, with the clean zones and pastures which encompass almost half of the total agricultural land.
They said they had come to Macedonia to learn firsthand about the conditions for investment in the agriculture and stockbreeding, especially sheep and cattle breeding, and also stressed the Macedonian wine, which, they said, had become recognizable on their market.
Founded in 1958, Hongqipo Farm is a medium- to large-scale agricultural enterprise integrating the agriculture, forest, and stockbreeding industries with an emphasis on forestry and fruit growing industries.
This is not the first time the government in Turkey has intervened in its critical stockbreeding industry.
A particular adaptation to these new landscapes is found in the Wadden Sea, where stockbreeding was undertaken between 500 cal BC and cal AD 1000 from farms and villages based on the artificial mounds known as 'terps' (Meier 2004).
The mountains of North Anatolia and Taurus, part of the Alpine-Himalayan mountain belt, have played important roles in supporting yayla (local people visiting and/or living on very high plateaus), in stockbreeding activities and in cultural needs.
They are Customs & Trade Ministry, Youth and Sports Ministry, Family and Social Policies Ministry, Ministry of European Union, Science, Industry and Technology Ministry, Environment, Forestry and Urbanization Ministry, Ministry of Economy, Food, Agriculture and Stockbreeding Ministry, and Development Ministry.
ICRC) is buying up 38,000 heads of livestock from over 10,000 stockbreeding
However, in the absence of an adequate incentive mechanism, poor management under the previous administration and the worsening decline in stockbreeding left more than 83 000 still not up to standard.
There's a big difference in price between black-hair cattle and red-hair cattle,'' said Masayuki Umeda, 61, who is councilor of Kumamoto's Minamiaso stockbreeding agricultural cooperative association.
Sancheong berkshire (from Sungchuk Farm, the lineage formed with pigs from Kagoshima) and Yorkshire (GaYa Stockbreeding Ltd.