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cull

 (kŭl)
tr.v. culled, cull·ing, culls
1. To pick out from others; select.
2. To gather; collect.
3. To remove rejected members or parts from (a herd, for example).
n.
Something picked out from others, especially something rejected because of inferior quality.

[Middle English cullen, from Old French cuillir, from Latin colligere; see collect1.]

cull′er n.

culling

(ˈkʌlɪŋ)
n
1. (Environmental Science) the reduction of the size of an animal population
2. (Agriculture) killing
3. killing
Translations

culling

[ˈkʌlɪŋ] n [animals] (= selective killing) → abattage m sélectif, élimination f sélective (= slaughter) → massacre m, abattage m

culling

[ˈkʌlɪŋ] neliminazione f selettiva
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By the end of 2011, the USDA reported the overall national culling rate of 12.
Generally, the culling rate and reasons for culling were not significantly influenced by the cow's breed (p>0.
The incidence rate for morbidity, mortality, case fatality and culling rate for chickens of each production system was calculated.
And with the estimated culling rate of 80,000 camels a year, the government would not be able to match the alarming birth rate.
Fowler's scepticism is understandable in view of slaughter figures indicating the sow culling rate during the second quarter remained faster than a year earlier.
In English dairy farms the average annual culling rate is about 22 to 25% (Esslemont and Kossaibati, 1997; Whitaker et al.
In this study, WEI was not affected by treatments and the culling rate was highest in the 3,100 kcal/kg ME treatments.
keep the culling rate up to maintain an efficient herd.
This minimizes the labor requirement of the buyer, decreases the culling rate, and eliminates the delay between animal purchase and milk flow to the tank.
Prices were still very attractive,``It is unlikely that such a high culling rate will be maintained in 2003,'' she said.
For each time point (parity), we used the Cochran-Armitage test to examine the association of sow cumulative culling rate with body weight at d 109 of gestation of parity 1.
Even under good management conditions, herds that fill with purchased heifers normally experience a 20-30 percent culling rate the first year, sometimes higher.