dairy cattle

plural noun

Definition of dairy cattle 

: cattle kept for milk production

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More than half of Wisconsin's top commodities depend on corn, which feeds chickens, dairy cattle, beef cattle and, yes, even humans. Anna Groves, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Can Wisconsin’s corn take the heat? Study warns rising temperatures could be devastating," 19 June 2018 One of those wheels is made with the milk of an endangered breed of cow called White Modenese, of which there are fewer than 500 dairy cattle left in Italy. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, "Someone Is Stealing Italy’s Most Precious Cheese," 22 June 2018 The annual event held in Madison every fall is considered the largest dairy cattle show in North America and also the biggest dairy-focused trade show in the world. Washington Post, "America’s Dairyland is hurting and Wisconsin seeks solutions," 5 June 2018 The Kinnard dairy farm in Kewaukee County milks 6,500 dairy cattle through a CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operations). Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin high court sides with attorney general to let dairy farm case be heard in Waukesha, not Madison," 3 Apr. 2018 Riley and his twin brother, Mike, grew up the sons of farmers in Whitewater, Indiana, harvesting corn, wheat, and soybeans while raising beef and dairy cattle. Erik Malinowski, Esquire, "How Steph Curry Became a Warrior," 17 Oct. 2017 Global milk prices have surged as a result, prompting some New Zealand farmers to switch from sheep to dairy cattle. WSJ, "In the Land of Milk and Money, Dairy Boom Feeds Environmental Fears," 14 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of dairy cattle

1895, in the meaning defined above

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