from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place where sheep or cattle may be rested during transit to a market or abattoir

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Space where cattle may lie down and rest.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The slaughterhouse did not have the lairage required by EU regulations, or all the equipment that went with it, so it could not be licensed.

    The emasculation of common sense

  • Large ministry licenced lairage and isolation stables on premises.

    Horse & Hound Online news

  • There are a reduced number of white-collar staff working there, enabling the lairage to work more efficiently.

    FWi - All News

  • The Jones family already composts 5,000 tonnes of animal and lairage waste annually from the giant St Merryn Meats slaughterhouse near Merthyr Tydfil for use on their 600-acre arable and livestock farm.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Bacteriophages are naturally occurring viruses that prey on bacteria and have been suggested as a potential intervention strategy to reduce Salmonella levels in food animals on the farm and in the lairage period.

    ThePigSite - Global Pig Industry News Feeds


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  • Consider the bees' looted hives

    And kine in their bucolic lives,

    Kept safe in their lairages

    From natural ravages

    En route to the abbatoir's knives.

    February 3, 2017