Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Stock-raising. Stock-farming may include an element of dairy-farming, but the word refers distinctively to the production of cattle and hogs for their meat, horses for trotting or work, sheep for wool and mutton, etc.

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Examples

  • Such a reconstruction demonstrates the effectiveness of colonial kin networks and shows that stock-farming households were not isolated entities.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • Freehold and loan farm records attest to land claims, but most stock-farming families had multiple permits, so property records alone do not necessarily indicate where people lived.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • In stock-farming the chief thing is not to have too many beasts.

    The Belton Estate

  • Agricultural conditions in the Free State had been boosted by the present widespread rain, except in the stock-farming areas of the central and western Free State, Lullu de Jager, general manager of the Free State Agricultural Union, said in Bloemfontein on

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • - Specialized stock-farming operations involving the medium to large-scale production of cattle, pigs and/or poultry can use medium-to-large biogas systems with digester volumes ranging from 50 m³ upward.

    1. An introduction to biogas technology

  • This joint effort allows for the application of a more integrated approach, according to which cheese manufacturing, as the main stimulant of change, should be accompanied by the promotion of peasant organizations, credit programmes, extension services for pasture, genetic and stock-farming improvements, as well as by the establishment of an association of peasant-owned cheese factories with its own marketing network and retail outlets.

    Chapter 3

  • This guide addresses the planners and providers of stock-farming and agricultural-extension services in developing countries.

    Chapter 2

  • The agricultural setting3. 1 Natural parameters for biogas plants of simple design3. 2 Suitable types of biomass and their characteristics3. 3 Agricultural/operational prerequisites and stock-farming requirements3. 4 Fertilizing with digested slurry3. 5 Integral agriculture

    3. The agricultural setting

  • There are two central demands to be placed on the stock-farming system in relation to biogas utilization:

    3. The agricultural setting

  • What with sheep-farming, and what with stock-farming, and what with one thing and what with t'other, we are as well to do, as well could be.

    David Copperfield

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