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2013-07-08 10:33:18

With fewer than a dozen flowering plants out of 300,000 species accounting for 80 percent of humanity's caloric intake, people need to tap unused plants to feed the world in the near future, claims Cornell University plant geneticist Susan McCouch in the Comment feature of the July 4 issue of Nature. To keep pace with population growth and rising incomes around the world, researchers estimate that food availability must double in the next 25 years. The biodiversity stored in plant gene...

2013-06-27 23:28:14

Animaroo.com has launched a site redesign that will focus on responsible breeding. Springfield, MO (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Animaroo.com, LLC, today announced it has launched a new online portal to connect families and individuals seeking purebred puppies with ethical and responsible breeders. The new portal is part of a larger website redesign and launch of new apps for Animaroo.com. Animaroo.com is testing out a new way of advertising puppies online that will set them apart from other...

2013-06-21 23:03:26

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an associate membership with Partners for Healthy Pets. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce an associate membership with Partners for Healthy Pets. This alliance of more than 20 leading veterinary associations and animal health companies is committed to a vision of improved overall health for pets. Created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, Partners for Healthy Pets...

2013-06-13 23:22:28

Based in Southern California, Golden Meadows Kennels recently paired a Vizsla puppy named ℠Bear´ with famed bassist Pete Wentz and his model girlfriend Meagan Camper. The couple's dog will board at Golden Meadows while Wentz´s band is out on an upcoming national tour. Central Ventura County, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Known for breeding puppies that are frequently featured in Hollywood movies, Golden Meadows Retrievers breeding kennel announces a recent partnership with Pete...

2013-05-31 23:23:45

Adding to their already sterling resume of A-list appearances, the owners of Golden Meadows Retrievers breeding kennel are proud to announce that their prized puppies have recently appeared on a national television commercial for 21st Century Car Insurance, as well as, starred in a comedic bit on the popular Conan O´Brien Show. Central Ventura County, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Adding to their already sterling resume of A-list appearances, the owners of Golden Meadows Retrievers breeding...

2013-05-30 23:30:34

Hazel is a three-year-old girl that was recently diagnosed with Stage-3 Neuroblastoma in late April. Located in the same hometown as Hazel and deeply touched by her story, the Golden Meadows Retrievers breeding kennel is proud to announce a fundraising raffle, ending June 22nd, where all proceeds will go directly to Hazel's Fund, a program of the Talbert Family Foundation. Moorpark, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Hazel is a three-year-old girl that was recently diagnosed with Stage-3 Neuroblastoma...

Species Recovery Programs May Spread Antibiotic Resistant Genes To Wild Populations
2013-05-23 10:37:49

Public Library of Science Endangered brush-tail rock wallabies raised in captive breeding programs carry antibiotic resistance genes in their gut bacteria and may be able to transmit these genes into wild populations, according to research published May 22 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Michelle Power and colleagues from Macquarie University in New South Wales, Australia. Brush-tail rock wallabies are currently being raised in species recovery programs and restored to the wild...


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Clun Forest Sheep
2014-09-23 08:05:26

The Clun Forest sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in and named after the Clun Forest area of Shropshire. The first record of this breed was written in 1803 by Reverend Joseph Plymley, who wrote about its appearance. In 1873 Youatt wrote of the same characteristics, but also stated that the breed was changing quickly due to crossbreeding with many local breeds including the Longmynd and the Shropshire sheep. The Clun Forest Sheep Breeders Society was established in 1925...

Border Leicester
2014-09-22 09:07:27

The border Leicester is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England in 1767. The breed was named after the area in which it was developed and from the foundation stock of Dishley Leicester that was used in its development. It became a common breed in the United Kingdom by the nineteenth century and it has been exported to other countries including the United State, Canada, India, South Africa, Japan, Russia, and Australia. The border Leicester varies in weight depending upon the...

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep
2014-09-22 08:17:04

The Barbados black belly sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean, although it has been found to have some African ancestry. The USDA imported a small flock of this breed in 1904 for the purpose of scientific study and there are now two distinct breeds, creating some confusion with the names. The purebred Barbados blackbelly sheep has no horns, but a popular crossbreed known as the Barbado is known for its black horns. The name of this...

Romeldale
2014-09-22 08:03:38

The Romeldale, also known as the California variegated mutant or CVM, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the United States. Its name refers to the breeds that were used in its development, known as the Rambouillet and the Romney, while the term CVM is used to refer to derivative individuals that hold a rare coloration. This breed was developed by A.T. Spencer during the twentieth century. Spencer crossbred Romney rams with his Rambouillet ewes in order to produce a breed that had...

Alpines Steinschaf
2014-09-16 09:26:07

The Alpines Steinschaf is a breed of domestic sheep that is located in the Southern Alps of Germany and Eastern Alps of Austria. This breed is one of four in the Steinschaf group, which is thought to be derived from the Zaupelschaf type which lived during the medieval period or the Torschaf, which is older than the Zaupelschaf. This most likely makes the Alpines Steinschaf the oldest breed of sheep in the eastern Alps. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alpines Stinschaf could...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'