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 Hoping to shed new light on cow development, the researchers studied groups of Holstein dairy cattle across major life phases, from the period before they were weaned to the period of lactation after the confirmation of a second pregnancy. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, "Cows Get Moooody During Puberty, Too," 15 Feb. 2020 Adaptability is key Smaller farms are diversifying out of commodities markets and into areas such as dairy cattle genetics, raising young animals for bigger farms and producing specialty milk for artisan cheese plants. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin farmers, hit with a flurry of punches, seek long-term solutions," 6 Mar. 2020 His mom, Ethel, and dad, Waldo, lived on a farm, acres and acres of land filled with dairy cattle and fields of grain. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, Indianapolis Star, "The 93-year-old Indiana Hall of Fame basketball coach....who almost wasn't," 19 Jan. 2020 For a more serene experience in the Julian Alps, head east from Bled to Velika Planina, a breathtaking plateau where nomadic herdsmen bring their dairy cattle every summer. Michael Hingston, Washington Post, "Don’t go for the obvious attraction in Slovenia," 23 Oct. 2019 In fact, Dechow—an associate professor of dairy cattle genetics—and others say there is so much genetic similarity among them, the effective population size is less than 50. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019 In fact, Dechow—an associate professor of dairy cattle genetics—and others say there is so much genetic similarity among them, the effective population size is less than 50. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019 The company, Recombinetics, set out years ago to genetically engineer Holstein dairy cattle to come without their troublesome horns, which farmers typically remove to keep themselves and other cows safe. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Part cow, part… bacterium? Biotech company makes heifer of gene-editing blunder," 1 Sep. 2019 In fact, Dechow—an associate professor of dairy cattle genetics—and others say there is so much genetic similarity among them, the effective population size is less than 50. Maureen O’hagan, Quartz, "The way we breed cows is setting them up for extinction," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of dairy cattle

1895, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2020

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“Dairy cattle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dairy%20cattle. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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