"Raise meat" means "raise cattle (or other animals?) to be slaughtered for their meat." Can we say "raise beef" or "raise pork"?

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Usually we have different names for animals and the meat produced from them. We raise cattle and pigs, and the final meat products are beef and pork respectively. To talk, in general, about raising unspecified animals for meat we can, however, say "raise meat".

Pig or Pork? Cow or Beef?

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    however the person who raises meat might be a "beef farmer" or a "pig farmer" for no logical reasons.
    – James K
    Jul 14, 2019 at 13:07
  • I would say raise animals (for food). I don't think I've ever heard anybody say raise meat before. Hearing that phase makes me think of hydroponic tanks with wires connected to chunks of meat floating in a solution. I wouldn't recommend that phrase to anyone. Jul 14, 2019 at 22:41
  • But there is a pun that goes like this: Three brothers went out West to establish a cattle ranch, but couldn't think of an appropriate name for it. So they wrote to their father back East, and he replied, "Call it Focus, for that's where the sun's rays meet."
    – Apollyon
    Jul 14, 2019 at 23:19

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