feed·​lot | \ ˈfēd-ˌlät How to pronounce feedlot (audio) \

Definition of feedlot

: a plot of land on which livestock are fattened for market

Examples of feedlot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The letter not only revealed the water diversions but also alleged McKee was growing crops on a 120-acre parcel of tribal land, spreading manure on the ground and burying the carcasses of 200 calves that died each year at the feedlot. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 In April the company’s analysis confirmed that the emissions came from a cattle feedlot in California’s Joaquin Valley. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 30 Apr. 2022 Court filings characterized the feedlot as a large operation where up to 10,000 head of cattle would pass through each year, with a capacity of 4,000 animals. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Apr. 2022 Both of those selling points are often products of an inhumane feedlot system that is complicit in the climate crisis. New York Times, 19 Oct. 2021 The animals had been bought in February with the goal of fattening them until October, when they would be sold to a feedlot. New York Times, 25 Aug. 2021 These days, Mercer buys skinny, sickly cows, feeds them for a few months on hay in a covered feedlot, and resells them at a profit. Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2021 About 1,700 miles to the east, Brad Kooima scans the 3,000 cattle in his feedlot in Rock Valley, Iowa, on the South Dakota border. New York Times, 23 June 2021 Grain-fed cattle — animals that live their final months in a feedlot eating a diet rich in corn and soybeans — have meat that’s higher in oleic acid. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of feedlot

1889, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jun 2022

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“Feedlot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feedlot. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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