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 Wallace-Griner rescued Ruby Sue from a beef cattle ranch in South Texas. Sydney Page Washington Post, Star Tribune, "Texas farm connects special-needs kids with injured animals: 'They're just like me'," 13 Nov. 2020 In a 2006 study of swine and beef cattle operations, barnyard cresol was identified as the primary offensive odor, and could be detected as far as 10 miles downwind. Harold Mcgee, Wired, "The History of Poop Is Really the History of Technology," 6 Nov. 2020 But enteric fermentation by beef cattle accounts for nearly 2 percent of total emissions in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. New York Times, "Belching Cows and Endless Feedlots: Fixing Cattle’s Climate Issues," 20 Oct. 2020 Full Day Enterprise, Woodbine, ranked as fifth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Maryland with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2020, which ended Sept. 30. baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Business briefs: Simmons honored at Taney Corp.; Frank receives hospital award; Full Day Enterprise ranks in in Angus registrations," 19 Oct. 2020 More than 5,000 dairy and beef cattle occupy about a third of the national seashore. Matthew Polvorosa Kline, National Geographic, "Unique elk in California may be killed under controversial plan," 30 Sep. 2020 Dutcher, who raises beef cattle, said farmers need stable and reliable markets, not ever-increasing handouts and subsidies. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Despite tough times, Michigan's farmers say Trump has their back. Here's why," 25 Sep. 2020 Chicken, eggs, milk, beef cattle, pigs and lambs also will be covered, as will tobacco, wool, alfalfa, oats, peanuts, rice and hemp. David Pitt, Star Tribune, "USDA plans additional $14B for farmers reeling from virus," 18 Sep. 2020 The Gibbs family continued to operate the farm and raise beef cattle there for the next 50 years. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Residents can sample Parma’s history online during the pandemic: Sun Postings," 29 June 2020

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First Known Use of beef cattle

1758, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2020

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“Beef cattle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beef%20cattle. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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