stock raising

noun
the breeding and raising of livestock.

Origin:
1790–1800

stock raiser, noun
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Much of it is used for stock raising, especially beef and dairy cattle and
  sheep, and for hay and other field crops.
Farming and stock raising quickly became its principal industries.
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Our chief industries are, and always will be, agriculture and stock raising.
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