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1. (Agriculture) livestock used for breeding
2. (Agriculture) a supply of seeds kept in reserve for planting
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or seed′ stock`,

1. seed, tubers, or roots selected and kept for planting.
2. the animals needed to replenish a population, as after hunting or fishing.
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80% of the cattle producers in Nebraska--cow/calf producers, stocker/feeder operations, and feedyards; top seedstock, cow/calf/ and feedlot operations across the US.
Seedstock operations primarily produce bulls that are used to service cows in commercial cow-calf operations.
In Klober's final chapter, he notes that our poultry opportunities may boil down to being the supplier of specialty fowl to a handful of nearby restaurants, running an old-fashioned egg route into a nearby pocket of urban sprawl, producing green eggs or holiday turkey for a cooperative-supplied CSA, working with one or two traditional breeds supplying seedstock and hatching eggs, providing the "white doves" for local events, or more likely it will be a combination of two or more such ventures that will be at least somewhat interconnected.
A pilot scale seedstock production of the delicacy soft-shell crabs in Tigbauan, Iloilo looks forward to improved Philippine crab revenue which has been depressed in many decades.
Shrimp farming in the country has progressed from low-density polyculture with milkfish using wild seedstock, to increasing intensities of monoculture using wild or hatchery-reared shrimp fry (Primavera, 1992).
Los Angeles, CA, November 05, 2013 --( This is the final call for registration to attend the Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference on Wednesday, Nov.
sources of production inputs such as seed, seedstock, fertilizer, livestock breedstock, etc.
It is hoped they will provide the "seedstock" for clinical trials within the next three years.
Because no large source of young seaweeds exists, Yarish and his colleagues are initially cultivating a seedstock of the seaweeds in their labs.
Development and expansion of saltwater aquaculture in the United States is challenged by the high cost and limited availability of coastal land and water resources, effluent concerns, high production costs, restricted growing seasons, lack of quality seedstock, and limited knowledge of production strategies for these marine finfish.
To make the systems a commercial and environmental success requires taking a close look at every aspect of the lives of the fish--from spawning by the parents, or broodstock, to the needs of the larvae, or seedstock, that emerge from the tiny eggs, to the requirements of the fingerlings, the juvenile fish that end up as delectable fillets or, in some cases, broodstock.