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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 recent visits brought to light that while all dairies in India are governed by the Registration of Cattle Premises Rules (RCPR) under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, many urban and peri-urban dairies are operating outside the law as well as ignoring rules and policies set to protect animals and the environment.
An estimated 50 million dairy animals suffer every day in India and a significant number of these suffer the worst cruelty as they live in unacceptable conditions in these urban and peri-urban dairies.
It takes no electricity for a cow to eat grass and turn it into milk, but the big energy bills for dairies come from the milking, refrigeration and storage infrastructure.
Muller Wiseman Dairies processes and delivers fresh milk daily throughout Britain and is famous for its black & white cow-print branding.
Around 3% of the company's liquid milk sales are made to Tesco but Dairy Crest said the loss of the contract was not a factor in the decision to close the two dairies later this year.
The problems come to dairies when their neighbors start fighting them.
Muller Wiseman Dairies (formerly Robert Wiseman Dairies) is one of the largest milk suppliers and distributors in Great Britain.
A survey conducted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (LSR) reveals that dairies charge consumers an average of four cents per half-gallon less for milk in refillable containers than for milk bottled in non-returnable ones.
As dairies grow and consolidate, decision-making changes."
The group visited four dairies, each milking from 1,700 to 8,500 cows daily.
Dairy farms make a covenant with the public to produce a quality product, and the public trusts the dairies to get the job done in the most expedient manner.
The food safety initiative was rerouted in 1998, however, when severe dairy farm flooding forced discharges from dairies, and producers faced fines of $50,000 to $100,000 and even jail time.