This week’s featured video comes from the Charlie Dean Archives.  The video provides an overview of beef cattle production in the Western US in 1955.  Much of today’s modern beef production system was developed during this period that included cow-calf operations on native range, grazing yearlings on wheat pasture, and fattening cattle in feedlots with balanced rations.  This was also a period when Herefords were the primary breed of cattle raised in the western states.  This short educational film was the type used to educate 4-H and FFA members about modern US agriculture.  Relax and enjoy this glimpse of history recorded in color during a period of tremendous advancement in agricultural technology.

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If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out others from the featured video archives:  Friday Feature Archive

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