Definition of livestock in English:



  • [mass noun] Farm animals regarded as an asset.

    ‘markets for the trading of livestock’
    • ‘People would bring cattle and other livestock from all around the area to be shipped out.’
    • ‘Tissue samples from it and blood samples from other livestock on the farm are now being tested for the disease.’
    • ‘Therefore it could not be used for keeping livestock and for farming in general.’
    • ‘Vaccinations will only take place following a veterinary inspection of livestock.’
    • ‘These movement restrictions apply to all farmed livestock within that area.’
    • ‘As well as farm livestock, there will be showing classes for horses, goats and donkeys.’
    • ‘He then sold all his livestock and replaced them with four breeds of pedigree cattle.’
    • ‘No animals or livestock were involved in the process of these sonic experiments.’
    • ‘The poor are poor because they have no assets like land, livestock or a fish pond.’
    • ‘The fire led to a few of the nearby farms and livestock being evacuated.’
    • ‘It is definitely a bit more tricky for those who have extensive movements of livestock on and off the farm each week.’
    • ‘Foxes cause great damage to livestock and farms in general, and as such they are considered to be a pest.’
    • ‘Fireworks must not be set off near livestock or horses in fields or close to barns and stables.’
    • ‘Farmers tell him that livestock graze the sward very tightly so there is no wastage.’
    • ‘Anyone with knowledge of livestock and pedigree cattle will appreciate their true value.’
    • ‘Two of them were game farms and the rest were used to farm crops and livestock.’
    • ‘Traffic jams were expected because farmers were taking livestock with them.’
    • ‘The hunters complain that foxes are vermin and un-hunted pose a serious threat to farm livestock.’
    • ‘The government took the initiative to send seed and livestock to these farms.’
    • ‘Some farms have security men checking to make sure that livestock in fields are safe.’
    livestock, farm animals, cattle, beasts
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