animal husbandry

noun

Definition of animal husbandry 

: a branch of agriculture concerned with the production and care of domestic animals

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Greg Whittaker, now Moody Gardens’ animal husbandry manager, got his start in the professional animal care field at Sea-Arama in 1988 while still a student at Texas A&M on the island. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Sea-Arama in Galveston was an island attraction for decades," 11 July 2018 The program will teach everything from animal husbandry to meat processing. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Meat & greet: It’s time to restore the butcher shop tradition," 5 June 2018 Part of the farm's animal husbandry involves collecting the hair that's shed from musk ox undercoats each spring. Bailey Berg, Anchorage Daily News, "A primer on Alaska animals and where to see them (safely)," 2 May 2018 The switch from hunting and gathering and nomadism to settled agriculture and animal husbandry seems to have brought about a profound change in people’s treatment of animals. Longreads, "The Way We Treat Our Pets Is More Paleolithic Than Medieval," 22 Mar. 2018 She seemed taken with the two Americans who were completely ignorant of the difference between Texel and any other kind of sheep, and enjoyed explaining aspects of animal husbandry to us. Ellen Perlman, BostonGlobe.com, "Cheers to Dingle Peninsula, which doesn’t disappoint," 7 Mar. 2018 She is fascinated by the characteristics and variations that selective breeding and animal husbandry have produced in her chickens; her large-format prints are designed to render the birds faithfully in detail. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Weekly Reads from Art City (March 2)," 1 Mar. 2018 Winners were determined after a blind tasting of entries that met standards for environmentally sound agriculture practices, good animal husbandry, sourcing transparency and responsible relationships throughout the supply chain. AJC.com, "Eight Georgia food producers win 2018 Good Food Awards," 28 Jan. 2018 The monks operate an agriculture and animal husbandry school, and design and build koras, a type of West African harp that is played during a transcendent daily musical mass. Alexandra Marshall, WSJ, "The Senegalese Chef Sharing His Cuisine with the World," 4 Dec. 2017

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1835, in the meaning defined above

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animal husbandry

noun

English Language Learners Definition of animal husbandry

: a kind of farming in which people raise animals for meat, milk, eggs, etc.

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