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dairy

1. a company that supplies milk and milk products
2. 
a. a shop that sells provisions, esp milk and milk products
b. NZ a shop that remains open outside normal trading hours
3. a room or building where milk and cream are stored or made into butter and cheese

dairy

[′der·ē]
(agriculture)
A farm concerned with the production of milk.
(food engineering)
An establishment where milk products are made.

milk house

Before the 19th century, a small subsidiary structure in which milk and other dairy products were stored at a lowered temperature with cooling usually provided by slowly running cold spring water or the runoff from an icehouse; typically had overhanging eaves to shade it, and double walls and ceiling filled with a thermal insulator, such as sawdust; commonly had a concrete floor to promote cleanliness and louvers for ventilation; was separated from the barn for reasons of sanitation. This term replaced by the word dairy in the 1800s; health regulations have now made such structures obsolete.
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The problems come to dairies when their neighbors start fighting them.
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Dugan, who was on the "Know Your Buyer Better Tour" of large Kansas dairies in 2003, said bio-security was more evident than two years before.
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Payne says such efforts prepare dairy producers for the Environmental Protection Agency, which is charged with inspecting all California dairies by 2005.
Our head office is based in Leeds and we currently operate 12 dairies and 12 distribution centres throughout the UK.
Of the 20 percent not meeting the deadline, 4 percent are new dairies with later deadlines, and 11 percent have applied for an extension, said Nora Mena, program manager for the WSDA Livestock Nutrient Management Program.
McCloskey is actively involved in the ownership and management of dairies in New Mexico, Michigan, and Indiana, including Fair Oaks Dairy Farm, Fair Oaks, Indiana which is currently at 15,000 milking cows and anticipated to grow by another 7,000 within two years.
It is rewarding for us, and for our shareholders, to have the continued interest from so many dairies that understand the recent growth of flavored milk in the United States.