from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Domestic animals, such as cattle or horses, raised for home use or for profit, especially on a farm.
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- n. Farm animals; animals domesticated for cultivation.
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- n. any animals kept for use or profit
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A couple inaccuracies: the interviewer uses "livestock" interchangeably with "farm animals" in the second sentence, which makes her opening claim impossible to understand (the word livestock does not encompass poultry; and poultry account for more than 90 percent of farmed animals raised in the USA.)
Q: The term for the care and killing of livestock is animal husbandry,,
Raising livestock is tougher than ever on the fringes of one of the nation's fastest-growing edge cities, not to mention the impact of the animal rights movement and online sales.
Watching intently as eggs are collected, cows receive their cowbells, and livestock is moved from one pasture to another, the dogs never tire of monitoring the local spectacle.
The FDA is discussing restricting routine use of antibiotics in livestock feed to slow the rise of deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
He stole from the Federal Government, at a prodigal increase of salary, its star specialist in livestock breeding, and by similar misconduct he robbed the University of Nebraska of its greatest milch cow professor, and broke the heart of the Dean of the College of Agriculture of the University of California by appropriating Professor Nirdenhammer, the wizard of farm management.
Niche producers are some of the great success stories in livestock agriculture.
"By 2050, growth in livestock production could generate as much as 70 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions considered to be a safe threshold for the planet."
"There has never been such an important and devastating disease as rinderpest in livestock," said Michael Baron of the IAH.
Whether he was buying for his own account or on behalf of his children, he spent more than double his late wife's share of the estate, which suggests he was not simply taking his children's share home in livestock rather than in cash.