See also: live stock and live-stock

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From live +‎ stock.

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livestock (usually uncountable, plural livestocks)

  1. Farm animals; animals domesticated for cultivation.
    The livestock were poisoned by what they grazed on.
    Livestock is bought and sold at an auction market.
    Much livestock was slaughtered due to high feed prices.
    In the West there are local areas with too many livestock.
    Women herded small livestocks such as goats and sheep.

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The phrase "head of livestock", with head as a collective noun, refers to an individual farm animal without specifying the species.

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