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 Officials from Five Rivers as well as the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association went to FDA headquarters in September 2018 to press their case that the feedlot didn’t cause the E. coli outbreak. BostonGlobe.com, "Is the FDA ready for the next E. coli outbreak?," 23 Jan. 2020 Karl Menard runs what amounts to an urchin feedlot. CBS News, "New tactic in combating exploding sea urchin population," 18 Jan. 2020 Other studies have shown having a home next to any kind of industrial use, say a feedlot or manufacturing plant, tends to result in a discount. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "Colorado homes near oil wells face lower values, new study finds," 8 Dec. 2019 That August day when McBarron loaded up the 37 horses, Sonja Meadows, an animal rights activist for Animals’ Angels, was secretly taking video of activity at McBarron’s feedlot. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Horses go from racetracks to slaughterhouses: 'It's just a job to me'," 31 Oct. 2019 Authorities say the business Universal Herbs was in deep debt, and detailed descriptions of the cattle and feedlots were mostly lies. USA TODAY, "Hershey beer, sassafras sickness, demolition mystery: News from around our 50 states," 3 Oct. 2019 Antibiotics are added to animals’ feed, accelerating their growth and preventing them from getting sick in crowded barns and feedlots. Wired, "Farm Animals Are the Next Big Antibiotic Resistance Threat," 19 Sep. 2019 The feedlot company has denied the allegations and vowed to disprove them. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Fort Collins company sues Utah feed lot for running alleged cattle rustling scheme," 10 Sep. 2019 Study after study shows that raising cattle in feedlots creates particularly calamitous emissions of greenhouse gases. Eric Zorn, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Improved bogus burgers will encourage environmentally conscious diners to have it their way," 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of feedlot

1889, in the meaning defined above

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16 Feb 2020

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“Feedlot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feedlot. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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