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Thread #60069   Message #960579
Posted By: The O'Meara
28-May-03 - 12:22 PM
Thread Name: What do ranchers raise?
Subject: RE: What do ranchers raise?
Thank you all for your concise and insightful answers to my query. As near as I can tell,then, ranchers raise cattle, which means property, but refers to a whole buch of kine, (which means cows,) but is a word nobody uses anymore, so they're called cows individually except for the bulls, which are anatomically modified into steers, or oxen, except in western Canada, where they are mules instead of oxen.

O'Meara

ps Or am I wrong here?