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flock

1
a body of Christians regarded as the pastoral charge of a priest, a bishop, the pope, etc.

flock

2
very small tufts of wool applied to fabrics, wallpaper, etc., to give a raised pattern

Flock

 

a herd of sheep that are cared for and pastured together. The animals in a flock are homogeneous in sex, age, and pedigree.

A flock of fine-wooled or semi-fine-wooled ewes contains from 600 to 700 head. Semi-coarse-wooled and coarse-wooled ewes are kept in flocks of 700 to 800 individuals. Flocks of rams raised for breeding purposes contain up to 200 head. Sheep pastured for fattening and wethers are in flocks made up of 900 or more individuals. Female lambs between four and 18 months of age are kept in flocks of 700 to 900 head. In steppe regions larger flocks are sometimes formed, and in central and northern regions somewhat smaller ones. On sheep-breeding farms the flocks are 15 to 20 percent smaller than those on commercial farms. A flock is tended by three or four shepherds.

flock

[fläk]
(textiles)
Pulverized wool, cotton, silk, or rayon fiber used to form velvety patterns on cloth.
Woolen or cotton refuse reduced by machinery and used to stuff furniture.
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The GAS Flock Competition, which will take place in mid-August, is unique to the North, and will see farmers judged on the quality of their flock management as well their ability to get the most out of the flock.
He said a growing interest nationwide in hobby flocks has also been true in Arkansas, and that requires more legwork to get information on best practices to growers.
Keep in mind you're more likely to find flocks of birds rather than singles, although finding a lone gobbler is not all that uncommon.
People can send flocks for any reason, including get well, happy birthday, thinking of you, and welcome to the neighborhood sentiments.
The big flocks make the birds easy to spot and follow to their preferred fields.
###Season wise prevalence of viral diseases in broiler flocks in District Lahore.
The results showed significant (P Less than 0.05) difference in dead germ, infertile egg and hatchability percent and non- significant differences in dead in shell percent in all the close-bred flocks of Japanese quails.
The rapid rise in the number of poultry being raised by amateur producers with no education on biosecurity (the protection of agricultural animals from infectious agents) is creating an increased risk of the transmission of infectious diseases, both to other backyard flocks and ultimately to commercial flocks as well.
With respect to flocking density, the higher prevalence rate (48.11%) was recorded in flocks having high bird density as compared to those with lower one (27.27 %).
In the beginning, Charlie does not see how his management style is the limiting factor in his flock's ability to forage for food in its theme-park setting.
Bird mixed flocks have been widely studied in the Neotropics, mainly in tall rain forests where they are richest in species (Powell, 1979; Munn and Terborgh, 1979; Stotz, 1993; Thiollay and Jullien, 1998).