- cattle, as Hereford, raised for their edible meat.
Origin of beef cattle
An Americanism dating back to 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for beef cattle
Pete has gone up with some of the boys to cut out a bunch of beef-cattle.Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party
C. E. Jacobs
When we reached the house the Indians asked for beef-cattle.Two Months in the Camp of Big Bear
The livestock interest is stimulated by the enormous demand for beef-cattle at Kansas City.
My brother's criticisms are not of much value, for the sweetest sounds to his ears are the bellowings of beef-cattle.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral
John Dunloe Carteret
"He's one of Johnson's men, and he's going down to hunt up the Yankee beef-cattle," was the reply.Four Years A Scout and Spy
E. C. Downs