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  1. the breeding and raising of livestock for marketing or exhibition.
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Origin of stockbreeding

First recorded in 1935–40; stock + breeding
Related formsstock·breed·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • He settled down to the congenial occupation of stockbreeding, on what was then considered to be a large scale.

    The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work

    Ernest Favenc

  • The preference of the earlier Spanish settlers for stockbreeding also limited the agricultural area.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 2

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • Stockbreeding was very much easier and according to their ideas required no particular exertion on their part.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 2

    Willis Fletcher Johnson

  • Perhaps the clasped hands and the ecstatic look were hardly necessary, for even so interesting a subject as stockbreeding.