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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,...

2012-06-15 23:02:40

The Organic Farming industry in Australia is the beneficiary of a worldwide shift in preferences by consumers towards organic produce. The challenge for the fledgling industry is to produce consistent supply to meet this growing demand. Global demand for organic products is rising with increasing health consciousness, growing concern for the environment, income growth and the increased convenience of organic food. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on...


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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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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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