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2012-12-12 05:02:25

FreeWebsite.com released an article today about the importance of farmers being online and offers all farmers a farm website template to use. (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Today, FreeWebsite.com released an article about how farmers need to be online in order to stay connected to modern consumers. If potential clients look up a farm on the Internet and find no information, they will most likely find a competitor instead. This is why it is imperative for farms to have a professional looking...

2012-09-03 23:02:48

The Poultry Meat Farming industry in Australia has lost its footing in the five years through 2012-13. Although a largely vertically integrated industry, with ownership and supply contracts between poultry farmers and poultry processors, the industry was marred by industry consolidation over the period that led to contractions in employee numbers and wages. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Poultry Meat Farming industry in Australia. Melbourne,...

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Integrated farming
2013-09-20 13:33:38

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...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'