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sheep/dairy/livestock etc farming
▪ Some have occurred as a result of lime and fertiliser applications coupled with more intensive grazing of livestock.
▪ E coli is a by-product of intensive livestock practices.
▪ It is absolutely true that many forms of modern, intensive livestock production are extremely inefficient.
▪ Farmers may even switch their pattern of production in order to minimize the risks - from arable to intensive livestock farming, for example.
▪ As well as looking after the welfare of domestic pets, the society plays a vital role in the care of farm livestock.
▪ Small livestock farmers have gone to the wall in their thousands.
▪ It has large and influential cereals and sugar barons in the north, but it has many small livestock farmers as well.
▪ The incomes of my hill livestock farmers are under real pressure.
▪ A second drawback, at least for livestock farmers, is surface damage.
▪ The advance of the disease presents a grave threat to the livestock industry.
▪ Intensive livestock production would be discouraged, and battery farming phased out, in favour of more open-air livestock farming.
▪ Thus there is only limited scope for crop and livestock production in Lewis and Harris.
▪ Research in the department is directed towards animal health and livestock production problems of developing countries in the tropics and subtropics.
▪ What has changed for the stockman is more often connected with the intensification of livestock production.
▪ It is absolutely true that many forms of modern, intensive livestock production are extremely inefficient.
▪ Research on livestock production problems in the tropics is concerned primarily with draught animal power.
▪ The main farming activity was livestock production so that two-thirds of the total farm income derived from livestock.
▪ Farmers will need to receive financial compensation to operate many extensive livestock production systems.
▪ Each extra livestock unit added means less pasture available per unit to the detriment of the whole herd.
▪ This mower conditioner is designed for large livestock units and contractors.
▪ In Balance Ever since Stone Age man began to keep livestock and cultivate crops, farming methods have been subject to change.
▪ The growing area should be fenced to keep livestock or large wildlife away.
▪ If you plan to keep livestock, the security of fences and gates must go hand in hand with fertility.
▪ Read in studio A farmer who's been banned from keeping livestock for fifteen years has denied breaking the court order.
▪ Last year after a catalogue of neglect was uncovered on his Buckinghamshire farm he was banned from keeping livestock for fifteen years.
▪ Time allowed 00:17 Read in studio A farmer has denied breaking a fifteen year ban on keeping livestock.
▪ On the heavy sticky clays farmers have chosen to keep livestock.
▪ Last November he appealed against the sentence, imposed on him for breaking a ban on keeping livestock.
▪ A tiger had been ravaging the countryside and killing the villagers' livestock.
▪ But to Escondido resident Waller and others, horses are much more than mere livestock, they are members of the family.
▪ During the course of a year, 1.1 million tons of merchandise and 800,000 head of livestock were dealt with.
▪ E coli is a by-product of intensive livestock practices.
▪ It may include land, livestock, buildings, money and many other forms of property owned by individuals or social groups.
▪ Last November he appealed against the sentence, imposed on him for breaking a ban on keeping livestock.
▪ Last year after a catalogue of neglect was uncovered on his Buckinghamshire farm he was banned from keeping livestock for fifteen years.
▪ The drought has affected more than a million people in Henan and 280,000 head of livestock.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1520s, from live (adj.) + stock (n.2).


n. farm animal; animals domesticated for cultivation.


n. not used technically; any animals kept for use or profit [syn: stock, farm animal]

Livestock (Fraternity album)

Livestock is the first album by Australian rock band Fraternity, released in 1971. Livestock is a largely progressive and psychedelic album, and was originally released on the Sweet Peach label, one of only ten albums ever released on it. Livestock was re-released for the first time on CD in 1998 with an alternative cover and three bonus tracks.

Livestock (film)

Livestock is a 2009 American independent horror film directed by Christopher Di Nunzio. From a screenplay by Di Nunzio and Melanie Kotoch. Starring Fiore Leo, Robert Hines, Johanna Gorton, Michael Reardon, and features Christina C. Crawford, Irina Peligrad, Matt Phillion, Aurora Grabill, Slava Dorogapulko, Leighsa Burgin, Lou Fuoco, Stephanie Spry, Vinnie Di Nunzio. Livestock was made on a low budget and filming began in Boston, Massachusetts in 2007.

In August 2009 R-Squared Films acquired distribution rights of Livestock and released the DVD on November 10, 2009.


Livestock are domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce commodities such as food, fiber, and labor. The term is often used to refer solely to those raised for food, and sometimes only farmed ruminants, such as cattle and goats. In recent years, some organizations have also raised livestock to promote the survival of rare breeds. The breeding, maintenance, and slaughter of these animals, known as animal husbandry, is a component of modern agriculture that has been practiced in many cultures since humanity's transition to farming from hunter-gatherer lifestyles.

Animal husbandry practices have varied widely across cultures and time periods. Originally, livestock were not confined by fences or enclosures, but these practices have largely shifted to intensive animal farming, sometimes referred to as "factory farming". These practices increase yield of the various commercial outputs, but have led to increased concerns about animal welfare and environmental impact. Livestock production continues to play a major economic and cultural role in numerous rural communities.

Livestock (Brand X album)

Livestock is a live album by British jazz fusion group Brand X released in 1977. The album has five tracks. It is the first album on which Kenwood Dennard appears as a replacement drummer for Phil Collins on two of the five tracks.

Livestock (rapper)

Benjamin Reeve, better known by his stage name Livestock, is an underground hip hop artist from Guelph, Ontario. Livestock was a long-time member of the Plague Language collective founded by Noah23 and Orphan.

Livestock (disambiguation)

Livestock is one or more domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting.

Livestock may also refer to:

  • Livestock (Brand X album), 1977
  • Livestock (Fraternity album), 1971
  • Livestock (film), a 2009 American independent horror film
  • Livestock (rapper), a rapper and hip-hop artist from Guelph, Ontario
  • Al-An'am, "Livestock", sixth chapter of the Qur'an

Usage examples of "livestock".

Traditional products of the Croatian karst hinterland -- livestock, leather, agricultural produce -- were exchanged for the artifacts of more developed societies -- jewellery, knives, Carolingian swords.

The more bored Father became with life on the farm, the more fervently Mother threw herself into every aspect of it: the vegetable garden, the flower garden, the apple orchard, the peach and cherry orchard, the maple trees and the squirrels in them, the welfare of the livestock, the pigs and chickens, the maintenance of the heavy machinery, barns, tools, the harvesting of corn and alfalfa, the making of butter and ice cream, the curing of beef and bacon, and even the lives of Andrew Tomashek, the Czechoslovakian farmer, and his eleven children.

By 1993, flocks of emus and ostriches ranging from a half dozen to several hundred birds were roaming through the hills destroying property and occasionally slicing or trampling people and livestock to death.

By the smoke on the air, and the pungent smell of confined livestock, rotting garbage, and curing hides, Mara presumed their party approached a village or larger habitation.

The Hutterites were as much a part of the Montana landscape as were the Amish in Pennsylvania Dutch country, and as well known for the quality of their produce and livestock.

Goblin Dreams Most county fairs have horse races in addition to livestock shows, carnivals and kootch dancers, so most fairgrounds have locker rooms and showers under their grandstands, for the convenience of jockeys and sulky drivers.

A handful of newer guards, led by Murkassa, one of the first locals to seek out Westwind, walked swiftly down from the canyon that held livestock and mounts, but they were several hundred paces up the road from the smithy.

I took the Mankato office, engine 333, pulling a through livestock freight north, broke a parallel rod, and besides cutting the engineer into mince-meat, caused a great wreck.

Me and Miss Nannie may not get back before night, so tell Bett for her and Hollis to milk and feed the livestock.

I know practically nothing except that a man on top of an alp is making efforts to improve our agriculture and livestock.

So in the evenings, it was not uncommon to find Earth-Born busying themselves at special duties around the livestock, the landing pads, the central supply depot .

Many diseases-from anthrax to tuberculosis, cholera to streptococcosis, ringworm to various poxes-are passed back and forth between humans and livestock.

Six hundred thousand men on foot, aside from women and children, followed Moses from Rameses to Succoth, and a mixed multitude went with them, along with flocks and herds and livestock.

The Tines grew different crops together in the same fields, and she saw no fences, not even to hold back livestock.

And the same tactics, used against outlying farms or even small villages, could enable the trolls to live off livestock, or even groups of humans.