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

Definition of feedlot

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

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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has issued a permit to a Lone Jack feedlot that could bring thousands of beef cattle to a location bordering $350,000 homes and just three miles upwind from Powell Gardens. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Missouri approves permit to expand cattle feedlot by Powell Gardens; appeal expected," 15 June 2018 As a farm marketer for Cargill, Mr. Mathias worked out purchase deals with farmers, funneling their crops to Cargill’s grain bins and cattle feedlots. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Firms That Bossed Agriculture for a Century Face New Threat: Farmers," 15 Aug. 2018 Ranchers in places like Hereford, Texas and Beaver, Okla. are already selling their herds to feedlots, girding for the drought. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "Farmers Across High Plains Brace for Hard Times as Drought Bears Down," 13 May 2018 Residents and businesses would pay a tax on their monthly water bills while agriculture would contribute through taxes on fertilizer purchases and fees paid by dairy farmers and feedlot operators. Dale Kasler, Phillip Reese And Ryan Sabalow, sacbee, "360,000 Californians have unsafe drinking water. Are you one of them?," 1 June 2018 In time, the family left the feedlot business and moved south to Krum, north of Dallas. Melissa Lyttle, Smithsonian, "The First Family of Rodeo," 13 Dec. 2017 Established just east of Lone Jack in 2016, the feedlot and slaughtering plant currently maintains fewer than 950 head. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "What's the Powell Gardens fight against feedlot expansion worth? Donor says: $6,999," 20 June 2018 Agriculture would have contributed another $30 million a year through fees on fertilizer purchases and feedlot and dairy production. Dale Kasler And Adam Ashton, sacbee, "California drinking water tax dies in budget compromise," 8 June 2018 The animals are available for adoption, but most go to long-term storage on feedlots and in pastures. New York Times, "Wild Animals Gallop, Swim and Scamper Their Way Through These Books," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of feedlot

1889, in the meaning defined above

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