Definition of dag in English:
1 (usually dags) Australian /NZ A lock of wool matted with dung hanging from the hindquarters of a sheep.
- Farmers and farmers-hands may regularly cut off the dags to keep their sheep clean.
- Besides reducing methane emissions, condensed tannins have other animal-related benefits, including improved milk yields, increased liveweight gain, decreased internal parasite burden and reduced bloat, dags and fly strike.
- The fleece is so cut that the wool around the base of the legs and backside runs in a continuous line, from which it is easy to strip the dags, the stains and the prickles.
verb (dags, dagging, dagged)[with object] Australian /NZ Back to top
Cut dags from (a sheep): we failed to have the ewes dagged
More example sentences
- Robert has returned to the farm to dag sheep and I'm staying here with the dog, cats and the baby.
- Dag the sheep at least seven days before shearing.
- Ideally sheep should be dagged before shearing particularly if they are excessively soiled.
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