beef cattle

plural noun

Definition of beef cattle

: cattle developed primarily for the efficient production of meat and marked by capacity for rapid growth, heavy well-fleshed body, and stocky build

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Their father was a rancher strapped for money while trading milk and beef cattle. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Day in the life of a groom on the Del Mar backstretch," 24 Aug. 2019 Sensors and big data sets are also being used to monitor pigs, sheep, beef cattle, poultry and even fish. James Brooks, The Denver Post, "British farm moo-ves into new tech with 5G collars on cows," 8 Sep. 2019 Sensors and big data sets are also being used to monitor pigs, sheep, beef cattle, poultry and even fish. James Brooks, USA TODAY, "Cows go wireless: Fitness tracking and 5G collars enhance this farm's efficiency," 4 Sep. 2019 Sensors and big data sets are also being used to monitor pigs, sheep, beef cattle, poultry and even fish. Washington Post, "British farm moo-ves into new tech with 5G collars on cows," 4 Sep. 2019 The couple lease 220 acres from Marissa’s father, Gary Thornton, who raises beef cattle on the rest of the 1,013-acre property. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Young dairy farmers continue Marin-Sonoma ranching tradition, stick to organic milk," 8 Sep. 2019 The solution is to take that land out of corn and soybeans, put it in more sustainable grasslands that sequester carbon, and graze beef cattle both to diversify farmers’ incomes and restore ecological balance. Timothy A. Wise, WIRED, "Big Ag Is Sabotaging Progress on Climate Change," 28 Aug. 2019 Dan Warnock, a local rancher who raises beef cattle, has been submitting pieces since the contest's inception as a way to support a good cause. Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian, "Who Says Horses and Cows Can’t Be Artists?," 21 Aug. 2019 Go to the farm exhibit building to see dairy and beef cattle being shown at noon today; swine, sheep and goats will be shown at noon Saturday. Donna Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska State Fair 2019: Fun from A to Z," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of beef cattle

1758, in the meaning defined above

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