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breed·er

 (brē′dər)
n.
1. A person who breeds animals or plants.
2. An animal kept to produce offspring.
3. Offensive Slang A heterosexual person.
4. A source or cause: social injustice—a breeder of revolutions.
5. A breeder reactor.

breeder

(ˈbriːdə)
n
1. (Professions) a person who breeds plants or animals
2. something that reproduces, esp to excess: rabbits are persistent breeders.
3. (Agriculture) an animal kept for breeding purposes
4. a source or cause: a breeder of discontent.
5. (Nuclear Physics) short for breeder reactor

breed•er

(ˈbri dər)

n.
1. an animal, plant, or person that reproduces.
2. a person who raises animals or plants primarily for breeding purposes.
3. Also called breed′er reac`tor. a nuclear reactor in which more fissile material is produced than is consumed.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breeder - a person who breeds animalsbreeder - a person who breeds animals    
stock farmer, stock raiser, stockman - farmer who breed or raises livestock
Translations

breeder

[ˈbriːdəʳ] N
1. (= person) → criador(a) m/f
2. (= animal) → reproductor(a) m/f
3. (Phys) (also breeder reactor) → reactor m

breeder

[ˈbriːdər]
n (= person) → éleveur m
breeder reactorbreeder reactor nsurgénérateur m

breeder

n
(= person)Züchter(in) m(f)
(Phys: also breeder reactor) → Brutreaktor m, → Brüter m

breeder

[ˈbriːdəʳ] n
a. (person) → allevatore/trice
b. (Phys) (also breeder reactor) → reattore m autofertilizzante
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Since then, Smith has held positions throughout the live production side of the business including Broiler Flock Supervisor, Breeder Flock Supervisor and, most recently, Advanced Trainee.
A second HPAI-positive broiler breeder flock of 55,000 birds was identified in the control zone <10 days after identification of the first site; this site also had only 1 house affected.
52 after a strain of bird flu was detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted with the company.
Moreover, multiage layer and breeder flock kept in close contacts could be the foremost reason in the persistence of MG infection.
Progress continues on our new Kinston, North Carolina, complex, and we placed our first breeder flock in April.
For example, mortality was significantly higher among chicks coming from a 26 wk old flock compared with chicks from a 36 wk old broiler breeder flock, according to Wyatt et al.
The flock sampled on the nearby farm was a breeder flock also in place in September.
Since artificial insemination typically involves collecting semen from all toms in a breeder flock, a readily detectable sperm trait strongly associated with fertility could be incorporated into breeder tom management fairly easily.
This increase in egg weight reflects the highest breeder flock age of HB strain as eggs obtained from breeder flock of HB, ST, AA and HY were 52, 50, 50 and 50 weeks old respectively.
In addition, the same author found a strong correlation between weight control in breeder and achieving a high fertility level throughout the life of a breeder flock.
Moreover, among 6205 CVRDs affected flocks, 3208 were broiler; 2276 were layer and 721 were breeder flocks.