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bull

1. a male bovine animal of breeding age, usually over one year of age. Until recent times the use classification for such an animal would be breeding. The present acceptance of bull beef by consumers adds this use to what was previously a limited range of life styles. See also breeder bull. See Table 20.
2. adult male of most wild ruminants except for small deer in which the male is called buck. Includes wapiti, moose, elk, reindeer.
3. adult male cetaceans and pinnipeds. See Table 20.

bull battery
rarely used term for the total serving capacity of the bulls in a herd. Is the number of bulls multiplied by the length of the breeding season.
bull beef
from entire males instead of the fatter steer or bullock.
bull calf
male young entire bovine animal up to stage of yearling.
catch-up bull
in dairy herds that use artificial insemination (AI), one that is run with cows in mid-lactation to breed those cattle that have not held to AI or that have early embryonic death.
bull-cow ratio
usually refers to paddock mating of beef cattle and reflects the desire of the farmer to achieve high fertility and over what period the breeding program can be allowed to continue. The proportion of bulls needed will also depend on their age, testicular size and serving capacity.
bull leader
a pole about 6 ft (2 m) long with a spring clip on the end to snare the bull's nose ring. Enables the handler to keep the bull moving forward without any risk that the bull can come too close.
proven bull
one whose progeny have achieved the production target set as desirable by the registering breed authority.
bull rotation
changing the bull out of a group of cows and replacing him with a different bull at short intervals. The objective is to ensure a high mating rate or to mark the calves by using a bull of a different breed.
bull test station
an establishment run by government or cooperative farmer organization which houses young bulls and measures rate of body weight gain under standard conditions of feeding and housing. A good rate of gain under these conditions does not guarantee a similar performance at pasture.
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Hemingway might have partially agreed, as an August 1923 letter to Ezra Pound about in our time's chapters differentiates the closure and neatness of the bullfight from the open-ended vulgar messiness of the war: "The bulls start, then reapear and then finish off.
The majority of the citizens of Coahuila reject bullfights," Moreira said in a press conference shortly after the legislation was approved.
The California Portuguese Bloodless Bullfight Organization is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and the sportsmanship of bloodless bullfighting throughout the State of California.
In chapter 5 Query turns to poetic depictions of the Spanish Civil War, situating it in relationship to the bullfight as the "political workshop for Europe" (139).
I loved going to the bullfights with Dad and Adele.
An advisory board for RTVE in Catalonia reportedly urged this week that the regional station disconect from national programming during the bullfight so as to protect children.
Katie had misgivings about bullfights but said: "Leo and I were invited and I did not want to offend, especially given Leo's Latin origins.
My ad might be graphic, but it's nothing compared to the bloody, violent reality of bullfights," the Sun quoted her as saying.
Along with eating paella [a dish of rice, meat, seafood, and vegetables] and drinking sangria, watching a bullfight is a must for anyone visiting Spain.
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She further said, My work comments on the notion of diaspora using cardboard boxes, essentially utilized for packing and moving to embody the person or people displaced, A few of the paintings are titled as Bullfight, Pool Party, Wild West, One Box into another, and others.
Another thing was the obligatory excursion to the bullfight.