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bullock

Bullock is another word for a steer or a young bull. Most bullocks are raised for meat production, although some farmers have been known to keep their favorite bullock as a pet.

Bullocks are essentially young male cows, and the term usually refers to animals that have been castrated. The terminology varies a lot, though, so while some farmers and ranchers use bullock to mean "young bull," others use it to describe a youthful ox. While cows can be useful as dairy animals, bullocks are generally fattened and sold for beef.

Definitions of bullock
  1. noun
    young bull
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    type of:
    young mammal
    any immature mammal
    bull
    uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
  2. noun
    castrated bull
    synonyms: steer
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    type of:
    male
    an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
    Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, oxen
    domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
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