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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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If we consider what the bullfighters were paid per bull killed, we realize that there is a very significant difference: Belmonte was paid more than five times as much as Marquez--the best paid of the rest of bullfighters--and more than eight times as much as Nino de la Palma, who--paradoxically, in terms of his central role in The Sun Also Rises--was the worst paid.
From these entries, one learns a great deal about the people, places, bullfighters, bullrings, techniques, and seemingly quotidian details (food, drinks, and cars) suffusing Hemingway's text.
And one fighter said: "If a top bullfighter is outshone by another fighter, then it's painful but you accept it.
There was never a strong tradition of bullfighting there anyway, they do not breed bulls and no bullfighters come from the region.
in such an agreeable fashion, with such a judicious use of anecdote that the pages go by, the reading goes on, and the reader, totally given over to the pleasure of reading, does not realize that he is "learning" how and why bulls 'are fought, what a bullfighter is, what a fighting bull is and that this spectacle which at first had seemed to him barbarous and cruel has a beauty so enormous that little by little it overtakes one's feelings.
At her best over five furlongs when forcing the pace, she is expected to confirm recent course form with Bullfighter and Creg Willys Hill.
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His father was a bullfighter, forced to retire when he was gored and blinded in his right eye.
Popular bullfighter Rowdy Barry will team up with Danny Newman.
The bullfighter, who has a large Spanish following and is known as "El Ingles" in the ring, said: "I am not angry at Waterstone's.
The Don was an unfulfilled noble who victimized both men and women with the enjoyment and grace of a Spanish bullfighter.
Says WNO promoter Hazel Hardy: ``It's been specially adapted to attract first-time opera goers and comes complete with flamenco dancers and a bullfighter in a suit of lights.