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headage Line breaks: head|age
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdɪdʒ/

Definition of headage in English:


[mass noun, often as modifier]
The number of animals held as stock on a farm: headage limits for sheep
More example sentences
  • But without the £17 to £18 headage payment each animal used to attract, there is not enough cash to really justify the business.
  • Despite some improvements in prices, the picture is not so bright for many in less favoured areas in Laois and especially those now depending on headage payments in the sheep and suckler sectors.
  • It's disgraceful that the Minister for Agriculture is trying to buy our vote by paying out headage payments to the farmers.
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