dairy cattle

plural noun

: cattle kept for milk production

Examples of dairy cattle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In March 2024, a multistate outbreak of this virus was reported in dairy cattle. Katia Hetter, CNN, 11 Apr. 2024 The outbreak of bird flu in dairy cattle is still unfolding. Will Stone, NPR, 11 Apr. 2024 Bird flu in dairy cattle in Kansas, Texas Last week the USDA announced last week HPAI had been found in unpasteurized clinical samples of milk from ill cows at two dairy farms in Kansas and one in Texas, plus a swab from a dairy cow in Texas. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Apr. 2024 Last week sick dairy cattle in Texas and Kansas tested positive for bird flu. Eduardo Cuevas, USA TODAY, 3 Apr. 2024 The announcement comes days after federal agencies said the virus had spread to dairy cattle across multiple states, including Texas. Li Cohen, CBS News, 1 Apr. 2024 These are based on verifiable methane reductions dairy cattle. Steven Savage, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Much of that water is used to irrigate crops, particularly alfalfa grown to feed one of the nation’s largest collections of dairy cattle. Christopher Flavelle, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2024 Idaho now has about 700,000 dairy cattle, more than any other state save California and Wisconsin. Christopher Flavelle, New York Times, 25 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dairy cattle was in 1895

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“Dairy cattle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dairy%20cattle. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

dairy cattle

: cattle raised especially to produce milk

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