One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A commercial enterprise engaged in the large-scale breeding of livestock.‘they operate as traditional pastoral companies, trading in wool and livestock’
- ‘Over the past two years the company has transformed itself from being a traditional pastoral company to being a food company.’
- ‘It consisted mostly of real estate and interest in pastoral companies.’
- ‘The stockman's image took a bit of a knock, however, when some of the larger pastoral companies decided their stockmen should be wearing riding helmets when out on the range.’
- ‘By the 1880s the financial institutions of these centres were firmly interconnected, symbolised by the merging of the two leading pastoral companies.’
- ‘Despite now having the biggest herd for a pastoral company in Australia's history, the chairman called the financial result that year "disappointing".’
- ‘For the big pastoral companies with their billions in profits, tax breaks and government handouts, it's business as usual.’
- ‘One of the nation's other major pastoral companies has already bought property in the territory.’
- ‘Half the cattle were sold for slaughter, while the rest were moved to other properties owned by one of Australia's best known pastoral companies.’
- ‘They ensured that regional lands remained locked away in the grip of the giant pastoral companies and kings in grass castles.’
- ‘A decision is imminent on the future of Australia's largest pastoral company.’
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