seed stock


Definition of seed stock

: a supply (as of seed) for planting broadly : a source of new individuals seed stock for hardy dairy cattle

Examples of seed stock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The eels are sold to Asian aquaculture companies that use them as seed stock so they can be raised to maturity and used as food. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 23 Apr. 2021 Both systems have served as seed stock for restoration efforts across North America. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2021 This was the seed stock for some enthusiastic Pennsylvania anglers who caught them at Harper’s Ferry and transported live-boxes full to Lord de la Warre’s namesake river. A.j. Mcclane, Field & Stream, 24 Nov. 2020 The longest part of the manufacturing process involves growing cells in large stainless-steel vessels and then adding in the seed stock of the vaccine, which experts say takes a minimum of three to four weeks. Stephanie Baker,, 23 Nov. 2020 Their offspring provided seed stock to transplant and establish herds across California, paid for with money from hunter’s licenses and tags. Tom Stienstra,, 26 June 2020 In all, Alaska has 70 open farm permits, which include eight with nurseries, and five hatcheries to provide seed stock to aquatic farmers. Anchorage Daily News, 26 May 2020 The baby eels are used as seed stock by Asian aquaculture companies and can fetch more than $2,000 per pound at the docks. USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2020 Wolves are hunted hard in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho but still are providing seed stock for recolonizing Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and even California. Ben Long, Outdoor Life, 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of seed stock

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Seed stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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