n. cattle that are reared for their meat [syn: beef]
Beef cattle are cattle raised for meat production (as distinguished from dairy cattle, used for milk production). The meat of adult cattle is known as beef. There are three main stages in beef production: cow-calf operations, backgrounding, and feedlot operations. When raised in a feedlot, cattle are known as feeder cattle. Many such feeder cattle are born in cow-calf operations specifically designed to produce beef calves. While the principal use of beef cattle is meat production, other uses include leather, and products used in shampoo and cosmetics.
Usage examples of "beef cattle".
Over the years, he'd put his own money into enlarging the crossbreed beef cattle herd they oversaw.
They set store by your pa because during a starvation time for them he gave them beef cattle.
He directed the conversation back to beef cattle, then to Laurie Shannon herself, and discovered that she had been born in Ireland, but had gown up in Pennsylvania and Oregon.
Unlike beef cattle, dairy cows were only vicious to human beings when they needed to be freshened by a bull.
The girl fled from them, but it is the instinct of beef cattle on the open range—.
In some of the areas where farming is marginal due to the land types, these beef cattle may cause a switch to cattle raising only farms.
The girl fled from them, but it is the instinct of beef cattle on the open range -- Calhoun had learned it only two days before -- to charge any human they find on foot.
Similarly, when slaughtered the cow did not yield the masses of meat found on modern beef cattle.
Northbound traffic was mostly beef cattle and some sheep, together with oxcarts loaded with sacks of grain or potatoes, butter and cheese in tubs.