dairy breed


Definition of dairy breed

: a cattle breed developed primarily for the production of milk rather than meat (as the Holstein-Friesian, Jersey, Guernsey, or Ayrshire) and characterized by the ability to convert a large proportion of their food into milk, by angular bodies that do not take on flesh readily, and by comparatively long legs and neck — compare beef breed, dual-purpose

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“Dairy breed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dairy%20breed. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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