animal husbandry

noun
the science of breeding, feeding, and tending domestic animals, especially farm animals.

Origin:
1915–20

animal husbandman, noun
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animal husbandry
 
n
the science of breeding, rearing, and caring for farm animals

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animal husbandry  
The branch of agriculture concerned with the care and breeding of domestic animals such as cattle, hogs, sheep, and horses.
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Example sentences
The distinction between this procedure and conventional animal husbandry would
  be the use of a genetic copy as breeding stock.
Agriculture consists largely of subsistence farming and animal husbandry.
Finally, improved animal husbandry reduced disease among domestic pigs, thereby
  reducing the incidence among wild hogs.
All meat comes from farms that practice proper animal husbandry.
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