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

Examples of beef cattle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like most ranches, Aravaipa Canyon Preserve produces beef cattle, but its primary purpose is to show that ranching and conservation are possible alongside one another. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 23 Nov. 2021 In September Brazil and Chile approved the use of Bovaer, a synthetic feed supplement developed by Dutch bioscience company DSM that reduces methane emissions in dairy cows by 30%, and up to 80% in beef cattle. Aryn Baker, Time, 17 Nov. 2021 Earlier this year, a UC Davis study found that feeding beef cattle red seaweed reduced their methane output by 82%, and its 2019 academic study on dairy cows found a 50% reduction. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Oct. 2021 Within a decade, Dace Meldere increased her herd of 178 bovines into the 500-strong purebred beef cattle organic farm Kolumbi, which also grows grain and is located near the western Latvian town of Kuldīga. Katherine Love, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 Graham’s family operates dairy, beef cattle and pecan farms in Florida and Georgia. CNN, 26 Oct. 2021 Although no people or animals were harmed, the farm was home to beef cattle, sheep and goats, according to the post. Kristen Griffith,, 1 Oct. 2021 Herds of beef cattle grazed placidly beneath swooping turbines tilting at a carbonless future. David Montgomery, Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 Over 5,000 dairy cows and beef cattle roam the Point Reyes National Seashore National Park in full view of visiting tourists. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 23 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of beef cattle

1758, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beef cattle was in 1758

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“Beef cattle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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