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seedstock

[seed-stok] /ˈsidˌstɒk/
noun
1.
seed, tubers, or roots selected and kept for planting.
2.
animals, especially pedigreed livestock, maintained for breeding purposes.
3.
the animals needed to replenish a population, as after hunting or fishing.
Also, seed stock.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; seed + stock
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  • The results of shortened reproductive cycles will be the year round availability of seedstock to commercial producers.
  • For out of state seedstock, include evidence of certification and generation of seed.
  • Improved selection procedures saves beef and dairy farmers money and increases the value of seedstock.
  • There is an opportunity for seedstock producers to develop and market specific types of crossbred rams more effectively.

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