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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 simulation-based development of a new cascaded vacuum control for milking machines via the rotational speed of the vacuum pump has been described.
The development of the milking machine in the early 1900s dramatically improved the labor efficiency of collecting milk.
Farmers had been exposed to the wonders of electric lights, water pumps, milking machines, irons, and even butter churns for decades of county and state fairs.
They have milking machines, Hackett says, but the milk is pumped into 10-gallon cans, which the Kazakhstani farmers carry by hand to larger tanks.
And the electricity powers our milking machines, lights, cooling systems and our farmhouse needs.
To this end, Nestle and the Shuangcheng government have invested RMB 10 million to purchase 1,000 sets of milking machines.
The milk sector project will distribute 350 milking machines and 1,200 40-liter barrels to small farmers in Akkar and the Bekaa valley.
I would get farmers knocking on my door in the morning, begging me to mend their milking machines, as the milk lorry was due at 8am,' says Peter, now 79.
We were also told that only 28 per cent of Polish farms have milking machines and only 24 per cent have a milk cooling system.
Two new TAM tools that are being adopted are robotic milking machines (as shown at right) and automated swine weighing.
It is claimed that robotic milking machines could increase yields by up to 20 per cent by milking at more regular intervals, possibly four times a day.