Black cattle

any bovine cattle reared for slaughter, in distinction from dairy cattle.

See also: Black

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
This gentleman treated me with kindness, and desired I would let him know what place I came from last, and whither I was bound; which I did in a few words, but he thought I was raving, and that the dangers I underwent had disturbed my head; whereupon I took my black cattle and sheep out of my pocket, which, after great astonishment, clearly convinced him of my veracity.
In Yorkshire, it is historically known that the ancient black cattle were displaced by the long-horns, and that these 'were swept away by the short-horns' (I quote the words of an agricultural writer) 'as if by some murderous pestilence.'
As a result of this increasing demand for beef in recent years, the use of heifers and steers instead of bulls and an intensive feeding system, together with the genetic attributes of Japanese Black cattle, have resulted in greater fat deposition compared with British and other European breeds.
With an eye on conformation, temperament and presence, the Gerddi-Bluog show team selected three from their herd of pedigree Welsh Black cattle. Halter training began shortly afterwards.
German breeders Olaf and Sabine Eckert and their friend and fellow breeder Marit Hacke, who is also a veterinary surgeon, bought seven Welsh Black cattle - two bulls and five females - from three different breeders across Wales.
They feature landscapes that include Portmeirion and Tenby, as well as lovespoons and Welsh Black cattle.
They formed the first consignment of pedigree Welsh Black cattle to the pounds 6.5m food centre at Eglwysbach after a deal was struck between the breed society and Bodnant butcher Iain Miles.
The Welsh Black Cattle Society, whose patron is the Prince of Wales, found itself at the centre of a storm after reports of a party in a cattle shed in July.
The 102-year-old Welsh Black Cattle Society, whose patron is the Prince of Wales, discussed the controversy surrounding a table-top striptease at the Royal Welsh Show at a meeting yesterday.
The beef is cut from black cattle, a cross between Japanese and Angus cows, raised at Cape Soya stock farm in the city of Wakkanai in Hokkaido.
A LONG-distance relationship between Wales and Germany has borne fruit with the export of Welsh Black cattle.
The farm has hosted several events and open days over the years which include the FUW, Welsh Black Cattle Society and the National Sheep Association.