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  1. Herding

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  1. Herding

    Herding is the act of bringing individual animals together into a group, maintaining the group and moving the group from place to place—or any combination of those. While the layperson uses the term "herding", most individuals involved in the process term it mustering, "working stock" or droving. Some animals instinctively gather together as a herd. A group of animals fleeing a predator will demonstrate herd behavior for protection; while some predators, such as wolves and dogs have instinctive herding abilities derived from primitive hunting instincts. Instincts in herding dogs and trainability can be measured at noncompetitive herding tests. Dogs exhibiting basic herding instincts can be trained to compete in herding and stock dog trials. Sperm whales have also been observed teaming up to herd prey in a coordinated feeding behavior. Herding is used in agriculture to manage domesticated animals. Herding can be performed by people or trained animals such as herding dogs that control the movement of livestock under the direction of a person. The people whose occupation it is to herd or control animals often have herd added to the name of the animal they are herding to describe their occupation. These -herds may use herding dogs to assist them and a competitive sport has developed in some countries where the combined skill of man and dog is tested and judged in a Trial such as a Sheepdog trial. Animals such as sheep, camel, yak and goats are mostly reared. They provide milk, meat and other products to the herders and their families.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of herding in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of herding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of herding in a Sentence

  1. Hamid Sardar-Afkhami:

    They're the last of their kind, even if they survive, if they leave the reindeer herding culture that distinguishes them, their culture will die.

  2. Washington Post Magazine, June 9, 1985:

    At Group L, Stoffel oversees six first-rate programmers, a managerial challenge roughly comparable to herding cats.

  3. Laurence Wormald:

    Crowding and herding is the big problem with smart-beta, the illusion of being able to permanently depress the risk on equities through smart-beta or minimum-variance strategies has been very, very appealing, and a lot of money has piled in, but that delusion cannot be kept up because it's based on a strategy that doesn't work when the crowd arrives.

  4. Gary Huxtable:

    The market at the moment is in classic herding behaviour, shifting the market from one extreme to the other, with central bank policies the main influencing factor.

  5. Ezra Loomis Pound:

    Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep-herding.

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