The development of the Hereford Cattle industry in the United States
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Having come to know the Hereford in a very practical way while at home on my Father's ranch in southern Wyoming, I have always since been anxious to study more of the history of this wonderful breed which during the past thirty years has largely replaced most other breeds on the western ranches. With this end in mind I write the following brief pages.--Introduction.
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Origin of the breed -- Foundation Hereford herds -- The introduction of the Hereford to America -- General rating of the Hereford at the time of the first importation -- Superior feeding qualities of the Hereford -- The growth of the industry -- The grade sire -- The pure bred on the range -- Relative merits -- Baby beef -- The Hereford sire for crossing -- Critique of weak points -- Dual purpose Herefords -- The American Hereford record book -- History of the American Hereford Breeders Association -- Rules governing transfers -- The polled Hereford -- Systems of breeding and management -- Some early Hereford breeders of note in America -- The present day Hereford -- Some noted imported sires -- Noted American breed bulls -- Noted females -- Prize winning steers -- The greatest blood lines -- Prices paid for Herefords -- Summary -- Bibliography.
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