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2008-08-27 12:00:56

By PATRICIA WEST-BARKER In Northern New Mexico, you cannot only see the region's history in its adobe homes and farmland irrigated by acequias, you can taste it and smell it, too -- especially in chile-roasting season. The Trujillo family, which owns and operates El Rincon Farm in El Rincon de los Trujillo in Chimay, can trace their own lineage -- and that of their landrace Chimay chile -- back to the original settlers of the region. Defining "landrace" in an article in Fiery Foods...

2008-08-08 06:00:31

Text of report in English by state-run North Korean news agency KCNA Pyongyang, August 7 (KCNA) - Kim Jong Il [Kim Cho'ng-il], general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave field guidance to the Hamju Pig Farm and the Hamju Phyongphungdok Goat Farm. The first leg of his guidance was the newly built Hamju Pig Farm. After being briefed on the farm before a big painting showing a panoramic view of the farm, he went round the...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Jul. 31--A mountain lion that is believed to have killed two goats on a Somerset farm in southern El Dorado County was shot to death last week. Trappers killed the lion July 24 under a depredation permit issued by the state Department of Fish and Game, said spokesman Kyle Orr. Candy Yeargain said her husband found the carcasses of two kid goats in their pasture on Gregory Lane, south of Sand Ridge Road, about 5 p.m. July 23. She contacted a...

2008-07-23 09:00:50

By Regine Labossiere, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 23--SIMSBURY -- The Town Farm Dairy has stopped producing and selling milk and milk products indefinitely after four people contracted E. coli, possibly linked to raw milk they bought from the Simsbury farm, officials said. Deputy First Selectman John Hampton said the four people fell ill in the past few days and a couple of them were hospitalized. The one thing the four had in common was drinking raw milk they bought at the Town...

2008-07-20 06:00:25

By Bill Jackson, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jul. 20--The dairy industry, which is the fastest growing segment of northern Colorado agriculture, is probably the most demanding career a farm family can be involved in. Dairy cows are milked at least twice a day -- most three times a day -- and that means every day, 365 days a year. Many of the Western Dairy Association's farm families are 50/50 operations, with the women taking on major roles in the business, said Hilary Parker with the...

2008-07-14 15:00:37

By GOODWIN, Emma If you take a deep breath as you hit the supermarket checkout and wonder if you're going to have to donate a kidney to pay for this week's groceries, you may find the following advice helpful. As the price of food increases many of us are looking for ways to cut costs and still maintain a healthy diet. It may seem cheaper to eat junk, but if you're smart and a little savvy when it comes to food you can still get a great balanced diet and keep all your organs in your...

2008-06-24 12:00:00

School's out and summer is the time of year when millions of children attend various camps, many of which are sports-related. From basketball to tennis to football and even hockey, kids need to be physically prepared for their sport of choice or injuries could occur. According to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, about 3.5 million children ages 14 and under receive medical treatment after getting injured from playing sports every year. Medical experts say kids need to be armed with the right...

2007-08-02 06:16:59

By Jennifer K. Morita, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 2--Bleating goats and sheep have replaced the noisy drone of a Weed Eater in some communities' efforts to reduce fire risks. A growing number of communities and government agencies are turning to four-legged grass trimmers to clear overgrown vegetation that can be hazardous during the hot, dry wildfire season. This year is the first time Rocklin city officials have used goats and sheep to get rid of pesky poison oak, star thistle...

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2006-10-16 11:30:00

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Just one of the Dutch Belted Cattle lazing in a corral overlooking the city's rolling hills costs $4,000 - a bargain considering its DNA is priceless. Called Oreo cookie cows because of their three distinct stripes, Dutch Belteds were brought to the United States from Holland in 1840 by P.T. Barnum for use in his circus. Fewer than 1,000 are left worldwide. Concerned the animals could become extinct, the SVF Foundation is collecting germplasm - sperm, fertilized embryos,...

2005-07-08 11:38:47

TUNCELI, Turkey (Reuters) - More than two dozen people have been diagnosed with the anthrax infection in eastern Turkey after eating contaminated meat, prompting authorities to quarantine their village, health officials said on Friday. A boy, 10, and his sister, 9, were in critical condition, but there were no reports of deaths among the 27 people who came down with anthrax in Cukurca village in remote Bingol province, an official with the Bingol health department told Reuters. "Victims...


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Animal husbandry
2013-08-21 10:25:40

Animal husbandry is the caring and breeding of domestic animals by humans, such as cattle, pigs, sheep and horses. Animal husbandry includes grooming, accommodations, and hygiene of the animals. Animal husbandry may also consist of specialized breeding in order to obtain a desirable characteristic, such as strength, temperament, increased production of by-products, or bone structure of the intended animal. Farmers, ranchers, and sheepherders practice animal husbandry as well as those who take...

East Caucasian Tur, Capra cylindricornis
2012-08-24 16:27:17

The East Caucasian tur (Capra cylindricornis) is a goat-antelope that resides only on the eastern half of the Caucasus Mountains. It prefers a habitat in rocky areas, at altitudes of between 2,600 and 13,000 feet. This species migrates during the year, moving down the slopes in May and back up in October. Some of the areas that this tur migrates to are protected. The East Caucasian tur reaches an average height of 39 inches at the shoulder, and a weight of 130 pounds. The bodies of this...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Capricornus (The Sea Goat) Constellation -- Location: Zodiac constellation, visible in both hemispheres; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 21h; Declination: -20; Source: Ancient, Babylonian and Greek mythology The constellations that are included in the Zodiac - the 12 constellations recognized by Babylonian astronomers through which our Sun, moon, and planets appeared to travel during the course of a year - are considered to be among the oldest sky patterns recognized by human civilizations....

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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