dry stock


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dry stock

n
(Agriculture) NZ cattle that are raised for meat
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At H2, certain suture material stock is held as dry stock in the Stores Department and the theatre is able to order additional consumables in a 'buy out' (purchase and delivery of non-tender items).
"Cattle and sheep are moved around continuous according to the conditions, with dry stock rough grazed and calves given priority grazing."
When I'm ready to quit for the day, I take the now dry stock and apply a top coat.
While we'll leave them out overnight during the winter when the conditions are mild, we bring the entire herd (young stock and dry stock included) into the barn when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
The companies have filed the application for approval to acquire 16 dairy and dry stock farms in New Zealand's central North Island.
For example, following a windstorm, we might recommend a client put a tarp over their damaged roof to protect that facility from the elements, separate any wet stock from dry stock, spray mechanical parts with WD-40 to prevent oxidation.
Dry stock items in the cooler had to be discarded because of the amount of broken glass, and the rest of the first-floor was ransacked.
"One would imagine, in view of the fact that it is a new niche area with obvious potential for expansion and providing alternative enterprises to the glut in the cattle trade, that the Department should be offering the same inducements as existing dry stock and milk producing farmers are receiving."