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 Takahashi-Mendoza’s case, in part because Organic Valley has at least 18 member farms in California and because the state has a provision in which the farms’ alleged animal husbandry practices could be considered violations of animal cruelty laws. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 19 July 2022 Among the criteria for selection are animal husbandry, species protection, animal stocks, biodiversity, zoo education, research, visitor numbers, animal keepers, marketing and gastronomy. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 12 June 2022 Damselfish cultivate gardens of algae, and some ants have even developed a form of animal husbandry that includes shepherding stocks of aphids and mealy bugs. Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 May 2022 The 104-acre Beltsville site once served as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s largest scientific installation, hosting 17 research laboratories specializing in subjects from hydrology to animal husbandry. Ryan White, Baltimore Sun, 27 Apr. 2022 Overall, try to eat real food that was grown with integrity, ideally on small, sustainable farms with humane animal husbandry practices rather than large factory farms and concentrated animal feeding operations. Jessica Dulong, CNN, 5 Apr. 2022 The state lawmaker and Wade Garrett of the farm bureau both assert the bill is needed to safeguard traditional agriculture and animal husbandry practices, such as docking lambs’ tails or castrating calves. The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Mar. 2022 Some of the entrants had a lifetime of experience with animal husbandry in the wilderness. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Feb. 2022 Fowl coronaviruses and swine coronaviruses are widespread problems in commercial animal husbandry, and mouse hepatitis virus has been a common nuisance infection in laboratory mouse colonies. Donald S. Burke, STAT, 18 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of animal husbandry

1835, in the meaning defined above

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31 Jul 2022

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“Animal husbandry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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