dairy cattle

plural noun

Definition of dairy cattle

: cattle kept for milk production

Examples of dairy cattle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, the range of Irish cheeses has expanded to include a broad range of cheeses, from soft to semi-hard to blue, which are based on milk produced from goats, sheep and dairy cattle. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 9 June 2022 The people who tend dairy cattle have every incentive to keep them happy, but as labor becomes scarcer, the level of attention required for monitoring cows is hard to achieve. Steven Savage, Forbes, 9 June 2022 Utah requires cattle owners to test all bulls for Trich every year — except for dairy cattle, which are kept in confinement, and bison bulls. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2022 Beef and dairy cattle, along with pigs and other farm animals, contribute roughly 27% of methane emissions in the U.S., according to the EPA. WSJ, 12 Feb. 2022 The seaweed study in New Hampshire saw 20 percent reductions in methane from cows, Andre Brito, associate professor of dairy cattle nutrition and management at the University of New Hampshire, told CNBC. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Dec. 2021 Others in the industry are choosing to direct their dollars toward feed supplements that could cut methane in beef and dairy cattle at much higher rates compared to Agolin. Lisa Held, Fortune, 8 Dec. 2021 Beef and dairy cattle account for nearly five billion tons of greenhouse gases per year, or around eight percent of the global total. John Doerr, Fortune, 19 Nov. 2021 Germans immigrated here in the 1800s for agriculture and, later, dairy cattle farming. Rachel Ryan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 31 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dairy cattle

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dairy cattle was in 1895

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30 Jun 2022

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“Dairy cattle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dairy%20cattle. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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