husbandry

[huhz-buhn-dree]
noun
1.
the cultivation and production of edible crops or of animals for food; agriculture; farming.
2.
the science of raising crops or food animals.
3.
careful or thrifty management; frugality, thrift, or conservation.
4.
the management of domestic affairs or of resources generally.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English housebondrie. See husband, -ry

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husbandry (ˈhʌzbəndrɪ)
 
n
1.  farming, esp when regarded as a science, skill, or art
2.  management of affairs and resources

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husbandry   (hŭz'bən-drē)  Pronunciation Key 
The application of scientific principles to agriculture, especially to animal breeding.
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Students studied animal husbandry and dairy management and worked on the farm.
The long history of animal husbandry has been a fervent quest toward
  intensified control.
One suggestion for those committed to good animal husbandry is a move into
  fancy organic meat.
So unless you're practicing animal husbandry on the river, flu risk is minimal.
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