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livestock

[lahyv-stok] /ˈlaɪvˌstɒk/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
the horses, cattle, sheep, and other useful animals kept or raised on a farm or ranch.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; live2 + stock
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  • livestock grazing has other noteworthy environmental benefits as well.
  • Half of its people depend on livestock for their survival.
  • Organic agriculture seeks to raise crops and livestock using natural practices.
  • The gases combined with water in the atmosphere to produce acid rain, destroying crops and killing livestock.
  • Perry used custom fabricated aluminum hoops and galvanized livestock fencing.
  • Most of the resulting corn is fed to livestock who didn't evolve to subsist entirely on corn.
  • Because they straddle the line between livestock and pets, chickens are allowed in some unexpected places.
  • In some ways, this was good: it meant that arable farmers could now protect their crops against livestock.
  • The idea is to move the livestock into bigger herds and move them around more.
  • The need to do fundamental research on odor, on controlling odor, and on gaseous dust emissions from livestock is still there.
British Dictionary definitions for livestock

livestock

/ˈlaɪvˌstɒk/
noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) cattle, horses, poultry, and similar animals kept for domestic use but not as pets, esp on a farm or ranch
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Word Origin and History for livestock
n.

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

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