animal husbandry


Definition of animal husbandry

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

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Recent Examples on the Web From there, techniques for crop farming and animal husbandry slowly spread westward across the Mediterranean world and into Europe. Manuel Jaén, National Geographic, "Face of a 7,500-year-old woman reveals Gibraltar's earliest humans," 4 June 2020 Part of the farm’s animal husbandry involves collecting the hair that’s shed from musk ox undercoats each spring. Bailey Berg, Anchorage Daily News, "Moose and whales and eagles, oh my! Where to view some Alaska wildlife — safely," 28 May 2020 Her mother, Elizabeth Browning, studied animal husbandry at Cornell and taught high school Latin. New York Times, "Betsy Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth’s Widow and Collaborator, Dies at 98," 26 Apr. 2020 The impossibilities are endless Other firms are trying to woo customers by making animal husbandry greener. The Economist, "Plant-based meat could create a radically different food chain," 12 Oct. 2019 Clayton — or Claytie, as he was called — went to Texas A&M University, graduating in 1954 with a degree in animal husbandry. New York Times, "Clayton Williams, Oilman Whose Gaffes Cost an Election, Dies at 88," 18 Feb. 2020 Jeffrey Erlich, a Canadian neuroscientist at NYU Shanghai, says he's been asked to stop all animal experiments and restrict personnel to animal husbandry only. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "“The disruption is enormous.” Coronavirus epidemic snarls science worldwide," 17 Feb. 2020 The first has to do with the carbon footprint of animal husbandry itself. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "World must hit "peak meat" by 2030 to avoid climate crisis, scientists say," 12 Dec. 2019 This has been a problem since the beginning of animal husbandry. The Economist, "Animal husbandry Nematode parasites kill a lot of sheep," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of animal husbandry

1835, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2020

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“Animal husbandry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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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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