stock farmer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stock farmer farmer who breed or raises livestock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stock farmer a farmer who makes it his business to rear live stock.
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Usage

In literature:

This was an inducement for her soldier-husband to lay down the sword and turn "vee-boer," or stock farmer, which he consequently did.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Many of the farmers have lost stock in consequence of the drought.
"Narrative of Richard Lee Mason in the Pioneer West, 1819" by Richard Lee Mason
Bees are profitable stock for the farmer, and are kept to a considerable extent.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
He was 'hefted' to it, as the farmers said of their stock.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
The careful farmer is particular about the water his stock, as well as his family, must drink.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
The farmers in Canada will no doubt be interested in the kind of stock on these farms.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Neither the stock in the magazines, nor that in the possession of the farmers, was for certain known to any man.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
It was opened by a middle-aged farmer in his stocking feet, smoking a pipe.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
No human farmer could be more careful of his own stock of cows and calves.
"Harper's Young People, October 19, 1880" by Various
Grandma Watterby says a farmer's barn is always open to his neighbor's stock.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
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In poetry:

I reckon I'm artist an' all, though I niver gave it a thowt;
Breeder o' stock is my trade, Mike Pullan o' t' Abbey Close.
What sud a farmer want wi' picturs that brass has bowt?
All his art is i' t' mistal, wheer t' heifers are ranged i' rows.
"The Artist" by F W Moorman

In news:

As provider of 90 percent of the quahog and oyster stock to Cape Cod shellfish farmers, the Aquaculture Research Corporation in Dennis could be considered a regional facility.
Turkey farmers in metro Detroit had their stock of birds picked clean well before the holiday this year, and as a result some plan to double the number of birds they raise and sell before next Thanksgiving.
Local sheep farmer Carol Leeman is hosting a unique competition next weekend as Border Collie handlers from across the country will show off their dog's skills in the fifth Stock dog Trial to be held at Spring Creek Farms.
Corn stocks are in serious trouble in the Midwestern United States as summer temperatures soar and rainfall fails to meet farmers expectations.
Farmers National Bank is making plans to celebrate 125 years that have taken it from a small rural bank with $170 in deposits on its first day Feb 19, 1887, to $840.1 million at Dec 31 and a place on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
The Adams County Farm Bureau is teaming up with area farmers to help stock area food pantries with protein.
Jenkins, dean of the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in Ohio, will return $1.25 million and 22,200 shares of stock in a former Tom Petters company known as Ubid.
Ted Brown/The Independent & Free Press Dairy farmer Phil Leslie stands in the yard of his Winston Churchill Blvd farm , with the remains of the 14 registered purebred Holstein calves behind him, waiting to be picked up by dead stock removal.
As a result, farmers, rescue groups and private owners are struggling to feed their stocks.
Food For Lane County says it has contracted with five farmers to enlarge the stock of high-protein lentils and barley soup mix it developed this year.
Every store, farmers market or produce stand is stocked with fresh fall treats.
The moonshine makers and officials in Dawsonville say they're preserving a way of life — and paying tribute to an era when moonshine meant extra income for farmers, medicine for their children and helped fuel the birth of stock car racing.
Well- stocked market – Marco Island Farmers' Market at Veterans' Park back for the season.
In 2001, Lacy and partner Ridge Shinn co-founded the Bakewell Reproductive Center in Hardwick, Massachusetts, and began selling bull semen, fertilized embryos, and breeding stock to farmers specializing in grass-fed beef.
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