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LOUISIANA
BEEF
CATTLE

 

WILLIAM CARTER STUBBS, Ph.D.

Formerly Professor of Agriculture
Louisiana State University and Director of
State Experiment Stations

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With the advent of changed conditions, the rancher of restricted territory and reduced herds ceased to be an important factor in directly supplying the market, as he was forced to utilize the land that was not desirable for homesteaders, and the pasturage being insufficient to suitably fatten stock, he was compelled to ship his cattle to the feeders of the Middle West to prepare them for market.

Meanwhile, the Middle West, or corn-belt states, being unable to raise cattle in an economical way, developed into a feeding station, where young cattle from the Western ranges were shipped to be fattened and prepared for the market..............

 

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