The Cattleman's Pages of History
We are now in the 105th year of publication of The Cattleman magazine. Each month, we take a few minutes to look back in history to find the interests of cattle raisers at the time. We have reprinted the text of these items as it appeared in the issue.
➤ In “Keeping Them Healthy,” writer C.M. Patterson said, “Improving pastures can be the shortest route to increasing profits in beef cattle production. If a hundred-acre pasture can be made to carry a hundred head instead of the usual twenty, a tremendous increase in efficiency is possible… However, one of the basic precepts of preventive medicine is that the degree of exposure to parasitic invasion is directly proportional to population density [and] the implication for development of parasitic disease is obvious. Therefore, there must be more to the story of increasing efficiency than just improving pasture land. The management talents needed for grazing this improved pasture effectively must also be improved…
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