Report in Regard to the Range and Ranch Cattle Business of the United States

Report in Regard to the Range and Ranch Cattle Business of the United States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...could tell certainly when his cattle were ranging upon the trail; he was canght innocently and unawares, and, once affected, his herd was liable to melt away. Thrifty youug northern cattle may recover; two-year-olds and over usually die. The establishment of a fixed, and particularly of a fenced, route, would greatly lessen if it did not wholly remove the danger of infection. Whether it he determined to take the cattle north by rail or trail, the establishment of quarantine grounds at distances of 150 or 200 miles, would seem to be advisable for the seclusion and resting and acclimaticg of the affected herds. OBJECTIONS TO TEXAS CATTLE TRAVEL. Farmers living along railroads over which Texas cattle ate shipped object, to the extent of their ability and opportunity, to the transportation of that class of stock if it be stopped in transit; and the people of Kansas and Nebraska object, with all the vigor consistent with forbearance and magnanimity of the Western character, to the driving of tho same cattle over an extended and indefinite trail; but which is the more urgent in opposition cannot be determined. A difficulty often spoken of as attendant upon the Western cattle business is the handling of affected cattle at the market yards. Several years of observation have demonstrated to me that this difficulty is but slight and easily obviated. Separated alleys for ingress and egress and separate pens and scales for feeding and weighing in Saint Louis make a case of infection the exception, and it need not occur at all. The yards at Chicago and Kansas City are nearly, if not quite, as well arranged, so that infection, if it occur, can iwually be traced to carelessness. PUBLIC SENTIMENT. The people in Kansas and Nebraska are divided in sentiment upon...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501160
  • 9781236501165