Archive for Category: Cattle History

Cattle Ranching in Arizona

Cattle ranching may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Arizona, but in many ways the state’s beef industry is as rich and established as any of its Western neighbors. Indeed, the history of cattle ranching in Arizona spans more than 300 years, and while it has experienced periods […]


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Randall Cattle: A Rare Breed Back From the Brink

America’s long and rich agricultural tradition includes many ideas that haven’t stood the test of time — just look at the brief and ill-fated drive to popularize hippopotamus farming during the First World War. But while some things are better left in history, there’s clear value to preserving a diversity of heritage breeds when it […]


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A Look at Some of the Biggest Ranches in Colorado

Colorado is known for big things — big mountains, big rivers and big parks in particular. As the United State’s tenth-largest cattle producing state, it’s no surprise Colorado is home to big ranches, too. Industry Snapshot To understand the importance of beef cattle ranching in Colorado, it’s essential to know few facts about the state: […]


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A Timeline of Changes: Beef Cattle Farming in North America

The rapid pace of technological change has left no corner of society or industry behind, not even agriculture. It would be impossible to keep up with the food demands of our growing population if we relied on the farming methods of fifty years ago, let alone two hundred years ago. Whether improved farming techniques helped […]


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Why Do Cows Have Spots?

It’s that burning question that keeps cattle ranchers and other livestock professionals awake at night: Why do cows have spots? Believe it or not, this topic has been the subject of numerous research studies and endless speculation over the years. There are many theories that have been explored in great depth. But the truth is […]


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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Cows

Cattle represents a large portion of our livelihoods, but many people don’t think about what exactly makes these beasts unique. Sure, we want to be certain they have appropriate care and adequate comforts, but for most of us, that’s where the relationship ends. In this article, we’ll look at a few interesting facts and stories […]


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