Glossary D

The Environmental Glossary. Letter D +++ Popular Articles: 'Deposition', 'Degradation', 'Diesel'

Deutsch: Molkerei / Español: Tambo / Português: Pecuária de leite / Français: Laiterie / Italiano: Caseificio

A dairy is a business enterprise established for the harvesting of animal milk - mostly from cows or goats, but also from buffalo, sheep, horses or camels - for human consumption. A dairy is typically located on a dedicated dairy farm or section of a multi-purpose farm that is concerned with the harvesting of milk.

A Dairy Cow is a Bovine from which milk production is intended for human consumption, or is kept for raising replacement dairy heifers.

- Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) : A Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) is a specific testing plan which requires supervision and compliance with all official DHI rules.

- Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) : A Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) is an organization with programs and objectives intended to improve

- Dairy Herd Improvement Registry (DHIR) : A Dairy Herd Improvement Registry (DHIR) is a modification of the DHIA program to make milk production records acceptable by the specific dairy Breed associations.

A Dairy Steer is a neutered male of any of the dairy cattle breeds. The "Dairy Steers" are raised for

A Dam is Mother or female parent in a pedigree, normally applies to cattle.

A Dampers is Controls that vary airflow through an air outlet, inlet, or duct. A damper position may be immovable, manually adjustable or part of an automated control system.

A Data Call-In is a part of the Office of

A data quality is "The totality of features and characteristics of data that bears on their ability to satisfy a given purpose; the sum of the degrees of excellence for factors related to data" (QAMS 1993, 7).

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