Definition of livestock
: animals kept or raised for use or pleasure; especially : farm animals kept for use and profit
Examples of livestock in a Sentence
a market where livestock are bought and sold
a market where livestock is bought and sold
Recent Examples of livestock from the Web
Health certificates, bovine bullet wounds, viral outbreaks, livestock animal abuse — these are just a few of the issues facing Nevada’s specially trained team for agricultural crime.
FFA exhibits (excluding livestock) will be entered in the Livestock barn.
In the film, Mija is a quiet girl living in beatific mountains with her grandfather and Okja, a superpig gifted to her family by a livestock company called the Mirando Corporation, led by a slightly manic woman named Lucy Mirando (Swinton).
Supporters said the bans are a local reaction to breeders, mostly located in the Midwest, who warehouse dogs and cats like livestock.
Two additional wells exist on the property and could be used to support livestock.
Livestock effluent has also been entering waterways and raising bacteria counts to unsafe levels.
Da Silva said the U.N. agency is trying to provide food, seeds and livestock simultaneously to farmers to take advantage of the rainy season.
Poaching remains a significant threat, particularly to fuel a black market for tiger parts in Asia, as does retaliatory killings for loss of livestock.
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First Known Use of livestock
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Definition of livestock for English Language Learners
: farm animals (such as cows, horses, and pigs) that are kept, raised, and used by people
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Definition of livestock for Students
: animals (as cows, horses, and pigs) kept or raised especially on a farm and for profit
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