Adjective "yearlings" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


An animal (especially a sheep, calf, or foal) that is a year old or that is in its second year.
  1. 'Compared with the HPS, more weaned heifers and fewer bred yearlings were sold when heifer development costs were increased.'
  2. 'The animals included seven yearlings which an RSPCA vet said were emaciated and suffering from malnutrition.'
  3. 'An Orkney farmer scooped one of the prizes at the prestigious Black Beauty Bonanza show of Aberdeen-Angus calves and yearlings, in Aberdeenshire, on Saturday.'
  4. 'In one of several grazing studies, yearlings on improved bermudagrass/ryegrass pasture grew at a moderate rate.'
  5. 'To successfully graze and grow yearlings, a combination of very high quality winter and summer grasses must be available.'
  6. 'Send yearlings to the feedlot early and curtail replacement heifer production for a year.'
  7. 'L. J. Express has sired three foals in one crop of racing age and has two yearlings in his second crop.'
  8. 'Weight gains of yearlings typically average 1.5 to 2.5 lb/day during the growing season.'
  9. 'Overall, he counted at least 34 new lambs and 25 yearlings.'
  10. '‘We got curious after the reports,’ says Davis, who's seen new lambs, yearlings and ewes within the herd.'
  11. 'Cassidy currently has an ownership interest in 28 horses, which includes broodmares, weanlings, and yearlings and horses in training.'
  12. 'Killed in the fire were four horses that were being laid up from the racetrack, two yearlings, and one weanling.'
  13. 'Her last foal is a yearling by Atticus named Artist's Dream.'
  14. 'Currently there are six divisions of Three Chimneys, four of which are devoted to mares and foals, one to yearlings, and one to the farm's 12 stallions.'
  15. 'The structure that was destroyed was a barn used for foaling mares and prepping yearlings.'
  16. 'Smith exerted his influence on South African bloodstock by importing quality yearlings and top stallions from New Zealand.'
  17. 'The second most expensive yearling on the day was an Indian Charlie colt out of the Dawn Quixote mare Caliente Lace.'
  18. 'He has 14 yearlings, according to Jockey Club records.'
  19. 'Stakes-placed winner Aggie Southpaw, a nine-year-old son of Forty Niner, has sired ten foals of racing age and six yearlings.'
  20. 'From three crops, Moving Shoulder has eleven foals of racing age, eight yearlings, and three weanlings.'


Having lived for a year; a year old.
  1. 'Simple correlations were derived for growth and fertility traits from the yearling bulls at Location 1.'
  2. 'From an unthreatening vantage point we watched a valleyful of sheep - a total of 19, all ewes and lambs and yearling males.'
  3. 'We conclude that the producer need not be greatly concerned about first calf pregnancy rates if enough yearling heifers are exposed to provide adequate, pregnant first-calf heifers.'
  4. 'There was a numerical trend for correlations to be higher for yearling bulls and lower for preharvest heifers.'
  5. 'At one end are the highly specialized producers of yearling calves.'
  6. 'He had thought she would certainly leave the territory during the winter when the yearling foxes become restless.'
  7. 'Gillen says the range is home to about 120 cow-calf pairs and more than 400 yearling beef steers.'
  8. 'Growth rates and skeletal development of yearling horses have been shown to be reduced if concentrate intake is restricted to less than ad libitum intake during two daily feeding periods.'
  9. 'It can add weight to yearling cattle or increase cow condition prior to winter.'
  10. 'Regardless of the production environment, it is clear that the need for proper management and nutrition programs does not end when the yearling heifer becomes pregnant.'
  11. 'the yearling market'
  12. 'Seattle Dancer's enduring moment of fame came in July 1985 when offered at the Keeneland July selected yearling sale at the height of the boom in the yearling market.'
  13. 'Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell also believes the momentum from this summer's thriving yearling market carried over into the breeding stock sale.'
Denoting a bond issued by a local authority and redeemable after one year.


    1. an animal in its second year.

    2. a horse one year old, dating from January 1 of the year after the year of foaling. adjective

    3. being a year old.

    4. of a year's duration or standing: a yearling bride.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "calves can be yearlings."