Pastoral (disambiguation)

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A pastoral is a work in the genre of literature, art, and music known as the pastoral genre, that depicts the simple life of a shepherd in an idealised manner.

Pastoral may also refer to:

Animal husbandry[edit]

  • Pastoral farming, the branch of agriculture concerned with the raising of livestock
  • Pastoralism, a form of animal husbandry where livestock are released onto large vegetated outdoor lands (pastures) for grazing, historically by nomadic people

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Pastoral letter, or pastoral, an open letter by a bishop to the clergy or laity of a diocese

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