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livestock

1 any creature kept for the production of food, wool, skins or fur or for the purpose of its use in the farming of land or the carrying on of any agricultural activity: Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.
2 cattle, horses, asses, mules, hinnies, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry and deer not in the wild state for the purpose of the legislation relating to liability for animals. Scots law has similar statutory provisions.
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Also, that we need to stop our precious antibiotics being used to prop up factory farming for the sake of farm animals and humans.
In The Omnivore's Dillema, Pollan writes that domestication of farm animals "has allowed us and them to prosper together as we could never have prospered apart." To this, Anderson responds with a litany of ways that humans have mistreated these animals--cows with huge udders; turkeys with oversized breasts that are unable to walk; butchered calves.
While increasing allowable farm animals, the council declined a request by northeast Councilor George Poling to consider farm animal licensing.
"Chatting to farm animals may sound daft but there is a clear welfare message behind Freedom Food's survey," RSPCA farm animal scientist, Dr Marc Cooper, said.
In an attempt to improve UK livestock production, IBERS is also looking to to improve the efficiency with which farm animals convert plant protein into animal protein.
Outbreaks of gastro-intestinal illness associated with contact with farm animals peak in the spring and summer as this coincides with schools holidays when visits to petting farms tend to be more popular.
Compassion in World Farming presented Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards to some of Europe's top food manufacturers, retailers and producers in Paris recently.
"Agriculture and animal health account for 100% of our business--always have and probably always will--so buying farm animals and supplies for needy families through 'Food for the Poor' seemed like an appropriate way to give back, express our appreciation and also promote farming," says PR Works Pres/Founder Joseph Weeks.
Farm animals contribute to the well being of approximately 70% of the world's rural poor, including hundreds of millions of pastoralists, mixed farmers, and landless peoples.
Of course we recognize colostrum is also helpful for human babies: however, because lambs and other farm animals are not passively immunized before birth, it is even more important for livestock.--Editors
With full color photography, No Voice Unheard puts together a fascinating read and beautiful to look at volume that should be a top pick for fan of animal collections focusing on farm animals and livestock.
Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals, seventh edition

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