beef cattle


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beef′ cat`tle


n.pl.
cattle bred for meat.
[1750–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meatbeef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meat
Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen - domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age; "so many head of cattle"; "wait till the cows come home"; "seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible; "a team of oxen"
longhorn, Texas longhorn - long-horned beef cattle formerly common in southwestern United States
Santa Gertrudis - Brahman and shorthorn crossbreed of red cattle; hardy in hot regions
Aberdeen Angus, black Angus, Angus - black hornless breed from Scotland
Charolais - large white or cream-colored breed from France
shorthorn, Durham - English breed of short-horned cattle
Galloway - breed of hardy black chiefly beef cattle native to Scotland
Hereford, whiteface - hardy English breed of dairy cattle raised extensively in United States
beefalo, cattalo - hardy breed of cattle resulting from crossing domestic cattle with the American buffalo; yields leaner beef than conventional breeds
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They were fat and sleek, for they had been brought from a distant Mahar city where human beings are kept in droves, and bred and fattened, as we breed and fatten beef cattle.
Even youths had risen up and peppered his back with birdshot, and beef cattle had trod him underfoot and smashed his rifle.
In terms of slaughtering, the Chinese beef cattle slaughtering is mainly based on slaughter by the individuals, and there are less large-scale slaughtering enterprises.
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The number of beef cattle over two years of age fell 3% to 214,000 head and the number of female beef cattle, aged 12-24 months, crashed 6.
In 2005-2012, China had high intensive level of dairy cattle farming, while beef cattle and meat sheep were bred in free-range farming and smaller scale.
The Akita and Yamagata prefectural governments said Monday they will test all beef cattle for radiation contamination after radioactive cesium above the allowable level set by the central government was detected in cattle there.
The government's nuclear disaster task force is set to suspend shipments of beef cattle from Fukushima Prefecture, amid concern that beef from there may be contaminated with radioactive cesium, government sources said Friday.
It said it was "disappointed" by the lack of appreciation by the public of the benefits that the almost five million beef cattle bring to the UK.
It's the lambing season at Geirn farm, Carmel, near Llannerchymedd, making it a busy time for the former bank worker, husband Richard and their children The couple, who run 130 Border Leicesters, 110 Zwarbles and 300 beef cattle, are vying for a national silage award, having won the North Wales Tir Glas award.
We currently estimate the beef herd accounts for only about 2 percent of total beef production, which means a turnaround is still 10 years in the distance before beef cattle play a significant role in Russian beef production.
Statistics show that a similar plan in 1986 resulted in a 25 percent decrease in the price of beef cattle and sent markets to the lowest in the previous 30 years, a loss of $1 billion to cattle raisers.