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Beef cattle

cattle, as Hereford, raised for their edible meat.
Historical Examples

A detail of prisoners, under guard, was made to load the wagons, and a herd of beef cattle was driven down.
The Courier of the Ozarks Byron A. Dunn

Your homes are in the East, and you have beef cattle to eat.
Three Years on the Plains Edmund B. Tuttle

On the day I entered Memphis, Jackson captured a small herd of beef cattle which had been sent east for the troops so engaged.
Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete Ulysses S. Grant

In addition, beef cattle had to be secured for the meat ration.
The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete General Philip Henry Sheridan

In the same way the beef cattle are gathered in the fall and shipped east.
Then and Now Robert Vaughn

There are also great numbers of beef cattle, horses, mules, and sheep.
Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets Various

We are missing opportunities by being content with rearing only a limited number of beef cattle.
Harding of Allenwood Harold Bindloss

I have also seen one of our beef cattle issued to a large party.
Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army Augustus Meyers

Hereafter, as fast as possible, we want to shape up our holdings so as to double-winter all our beef cattle.
Wells Brothers Andy Adams

A drove of 2,000 beef cattle driven by to the front by convalescents.
An Artilleryman’s Diary Jenkin Lloyd Jones


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