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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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This form of lending has paved the way for easy and affordable access to finance for dairy farmers in rural areas with limited outreach of financial services, and has also supported farmers in improving their financial sustainability.
Commenting on the Guide, Helen Dornom, Chair of the IDF/FAO Project Group said: "This Guide has been written in a practical format for dairy farmers engaged in the production of milk from any dairy species all over the world.
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Ordinarily, dairy farmers who go out of business despite the availability of federal price supports would be regarded as unfortunate but ultimately necessary casualties of the impersonal workings of a relatively free market: Eventually, fewer producers would mean a lower volume of dairy products, resulting in higher prices for those who survive.
He said: "It's welcome news to those dairy farmers who don't have a contract.
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This is why the NFU backs Defra's call for a voluntary 'code of conduct' to deliver negotiating strength and price transparency to dairy farmers at this crucial time.
David Collier, the NFU's regional director for the West Midlands, said he hoped the protest would see a hike in the price dairy farmers are paid.
The new-look Dairy Farmers of Britain brand identity has been developed following extensive consumer research and has strong appeal to consumers wanting traditional high quality dairy products, which come straight from our British Farmers.
We are delighted to have a proven dairy leader like Rick Smith to take DFA into the future," said Camerlo, "He understands the dairy industry, the DFA organization and, most importantly, the priorities of the dairy farmer members whom he serves.
Dairy farmer Michael Oakes, who has a 130-strong herd at his farm in Rednal, Birmingham, said he believed many would leave the industry.