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.
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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.
Large ministry licenced lairage and isolation stables on premises.
There are a reduced number of white-collar staff working there, enabling the lairage to work more efficiently.
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.
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.