animal husbandry


Definition of animal husbandry

: a branch of agriculture concerned with the production and care of domestic animals

Examples of animal husbandry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Five young people, ages 16 to 20, and two leaders spend every other week learning about animal husbandry. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 May 2021 One particular provision that James says would harm Colorado ranchers are the new regulations concerning animal husbandry—the practice of raising and caring for farm animals. Robert Davis, Washington Examiner, 22 Apr. 2021 The aquarium loaned the hospital, which is operated by Monterey County, a large freezer normally used in its animal husbandry clinic, and it’s now used to story the life-saving vaccine. Chronicle Staff,, 1 Jan. 2021 A few hundred shepherds and cowboys, called csikós, still roam the wavy grass, giving families a rare look at centuries-old animal husbandry traditions. Melissa Findley, National Geographic, 20 Nov. 2020 Approximations are still required to get a number that’s useful to anyone in animal husbandry. Quanta Magazine, 9 Dec. 2020 Lucas believed the Humane Society’s heavy support of the bill was an attempt to stop animal husbandry. Britta Lokting, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2020 In this model, the owners are businesses — sometimes very large — responsible for various aspects of animal care, including feed production, processing and animal husbandry. Joleen Hadrich, Star Tribune, 4 Sep. 2020 But, this event is much more than a bit of animal husbandry. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 25 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of animal husbandry

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of animal husbandry was in 1835

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20 May 2021

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“Animal husbandry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of animal husbandry

: a kind of farming in which people raise animals for meat, milk, eggs, etc.

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