Definition of suckler in English:



  • 1An unweaned animal, especially a calf.

    ‘Slow sucklers need longer feeds; when schedulers restrict this time, the slower-feeding baby is out of luck.’
    1. 1.1A cow used to breed and suckle calves for beef.
      as modifier ‘suckler herds’
      • ‘A new site is also being developed to which the suckler cow herd and breeding unit will shortly move.’
      • ‘The 50-year-old is currently establishing a beef suckler herd after diversifying from milk production last July.’
      • ‘The tea garden and craftwork provide additional income for the family farm, where the Eddons run a herd of beef suckler cattle.’
      • ‘He and his brother Paul farm sucklers, beef and sheep.’
      • ‘I have the biggest herd of sucklers in Lancashire scattered across 1,186 acres.’