beef cattle

noun (used with a plural verb)
cattle, as Hereford, raised for their edible meat.

Origin:
1750–60, Americanism

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There is growing concern about the effects of beef cattle feeding operations on the environment.
One of the main animal welfare concerns in beef cattle production is that of pain and distress.
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