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Pinna is the ear or more precisely, the part of the ear that projects like a little wing from the head. In Latin, pinna means wing.


The observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism, as determined by both genetic makeup and environmental influences.


Yarn which has not been straightened

Mother Unit

A concept started by Keggfarms where Day-old Chicks are raised for three weeks before distribution to poultry rearers. In the three week duration at the mother units, the growing birds are vaccinated.

Mortality Rate

The ratio of total deaths to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time. The death rate is often expressed as the number of deaths per 1,000 of the population per year. Also called fatality rate.




A monogastric animal has a stomach with a single compartment, as compared to ruminants whose stomachs have four distinct compartments.


A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold certain organs of the abdominal viscera.

Intensive rearing

Livestock rearing systems almost exclusively dependent on stall feeding of livestock with agriculture residue, cultivated fodder and high value feeds.


Private entrepreneur engaged in contract farming with poultry farmers.

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