beef cattle


, (used with a plural verb)
  1. cattle, as Hereford, raised for their edible meat.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of beef cattle1

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60

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Example Sentences

In September Brazil and Chile approved the use of Bovaer, a synthetic feed supplement developed by Dutch bioscience company DSM that reduces methane emissions in dairy cows by 30%, and up to 80% in beef cattle.

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I knew Ben as a lawmaker, an attorney, a banker, and a farmer raising beef cattle in Moccasin Valley, working the land just as generations of his family had done before him.

A detail of prisoners, under guard, was made to load the wagons, and a herd of beef cattle was driven down.

My brother's criticisms are not of much value, for the sweetest sounds to his ears are the bellowings of beef-cattle.

We can hardly place limits upon the amount of beef cattle that Illinois is capable of producing.

You can have hydroponic gardens on an asteroid, but raising beef cattle, even on Ceres, was difficult.

The major portion of the corn is used locally for feeding beef cattle, dairy stock, and work animals.


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