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The Milking Machine Manufacturing industry has exhibited strong growth during the five years to 2012, as dairy farmers worldwide have sought to increase efficiencies through automation.
There is an increasing trend towards nimbyism – people welcome developments in principle, so long as they are “not in my back yard”.
Integrated farming is the practice of growing crops and raising livestock simultaneously. Integrated farming is diversification at its best. One intense example of integrated farming can be found in China where fish farming has been integrated with raising livestock, along with growing agricultural crops, such as vegetables. Other examples of integrated farming include using pigs to clear fields of rocks and roots prior to planting a crop. Poultry is used to clean up rotten fruit and...
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.