from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The business of owning and operating a dairy or a dairy farm.
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- n. The business of owning and operating a dairy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The business of conducting a dairy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The occupation or business of a dairy-farmer or dairyman: also attributively: as, a rich dairying country.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the business of a dairy
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On the farm spectrum I'd say that dairying is at one end as far as the commitment required.
Like grain farming dairying is a relatively scalable enterprise, especially if the cattle are fed upon unpalatable leavings or fallow land which would otherwise be underutilized.
Thus, the large-scale employment of women in dairying, and the subsequent devaluation of their labor that occurred in the British Isles with the "rationalization" of the industry, were not processes that played out on the southern Avalon.
As far as PDRs, there isn't a lot of pressure here, but once the pressure becomes so great, dairying is kind of out of the window and we're talking about veg crops or vinyards or something other than animal agriculture ...
Funds will be provided for programs to assist families to earn income through cottage industries such as dairying, fishing, seafood processing and vegetable marketing.
A man might go on it out in Oregon and think it was a fir land, think it was good for nothing but timber, and find first that it was the richest kind of dairying land, and find next that it contained a gold mine or a chrome mine.
More than nine hundred local societies have been established, for the promotion of industries such as dairying and poultry farming; co-operative credit banks have been formed, based on what is known in Germany as the
"This is further evidence that we just plain can't grow companies in this country and hang on to them ... even in dairying which is our biggest and most powerful sector," Oram said.
Waituna's catchment has been dramatically altered by the introduction of industrial dairying which is adding to the nutrient, fecal and sediment load coming into the wetland and lagoon.
She believed in intensive dairying as well as intensive farming, and intended, as soon as the lease expired, to establish a Jersey dairy on the other ten acres.