from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bovine animals adapted or intended for conversion into beef; bovine animals for slaughter.


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  • In an effort to contain the problem, the government has asked Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate and Tochigi prefectures to halt all beef-cattle sales.

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  • In an effort to contain the problem, the government asked Fukushima prefecture on July 19 to halt all beef-cattle sales.

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  • Its sugar tonnage per acre is the highest, its mountain beef-cattle the fattest, its rainfall the most generous without ever being disastrous.


  • Fukushima prefecture accounted for only around 2.6% of Japan's beef-cattle production by revenue, at $173 million, in 2009, the latest year for which figures are available.

    Japan Halts Sale of Fukushima Beef

  • The prevalence of a severe drought had resulted in drying up many of the streams within the enemy's lines, and, in consequence, he was obliged to shift his camps often, and send his beef-cattle and mules near his outposts for water.

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  • In time, they hope to be able to breed cleaner cows, which could reduce emissions from cows by 25 percent, says Stephen Moore, professor of beef-cattle genomics at Alberta.

    The Cow Turns Green

  • A severe drought in the Southeast is wreaking havoc on beef-cattle farming.

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  • Along the rural byways of Alabama and Georgia, where beef-cattle farming is a growing billion-dollar-a-year agribusiness, the drought is wreaking havoc.

    For Cattle Farmers,

  • Arrangements had to be made, next, for the issuance and cooking of rations that evening and for the driving of beef-cattle with the column.


  • The wagons belonging to the fort were sent out after wood under a strong escort, and the government herd of beef-cattle, horses and mules, were well protected by the soldiery.

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