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the process by which an organism produces others of its kind

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elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

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the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)

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helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization

producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring

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The British breeding herd has halved over the past decade to 436,000 sows, and is predicted to decline another 10% this year.
Costs of caring for breeding herds and transporting animals are extremely high, because of health tests and other requirements.
swine producers can now capitalize on RFID technology to identify the breeding herd and utilize an USDA approved swine premise tag in one application.
This assistance will help cover a portion of the extraordinary costs of transporting either forage and feed to their breeding herds or breeding herds to areas with surplus feed.
It is going to be expensive to restock breeding herds and it will be a long time before their next pay day," he said.
Department of Agriculture announced, in a report issued on December 29, that pork producers actually reduced the size of their breeding herds between September 1 and December 1, 1994, particularly in the Midwest.
The interest taken in SPHC by Struthers is viewed as highly significant in their ongoing effort to build its portfolio of genetically superior swine breeding herds.
In all of these ventures it is the tried and tested African Boerbok that sets the standard for stud as well as breeding herds.
A third of British pig- breeding herds are kept outdoors; the remainder are indoors, and the sows are allowed to move about freely on straw.
Recent Meat and Livestock Commission costings confirm that the average hill calf breeder spent pounds 95 out of his pounds 182 cow/calf subsidy putting the calf on the market while figures for lowland breeding herds reveal that just pounds 18 was left out of a pounds 158 subsidy cheque after each calf was sold.
However, exporters are now rebuilding their trade with buyers on the Continent, and home production is restricted by the contraction of beef, cattle and pig breeding herds.
All beef breeding herds and any other breeding cattle which do not contribute to bulk milk samples, are blood tested every two years.
British pigmeat breeding herds are still being cut back despite buoyant prices.
Official statistics show a reduction in `other breeding stock', which suggests the higher numbers of gilts is due in part to farmers replacing and upgrading breeding herds rather than simply boosting supply.
And in the second half of this year total pork production figures will probably be further flattered by abnormally high sow slaughter as breeding herds are run down deliberately, a response to margin pressures not primarily a consequence of FMD crisis.