The Cattleman's Pages of History
We have now started the 104th 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 they appeared in the issue. Any additional comments from the editor appear in brackets.
➤ Young Walter Matthews, a ten-year-old stockman of Talpa, in Coleman County, had “the distinction of having produced the world’s highest priced beef animal — a Hereford calf that sold for $8,349.25” at a Cattle Raisers Convention auction. The calf was exhibited at the Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show at Fort Worth, where he won premiums totaling $160 and was purchased by the Texas Hereford Breeders Association for $150.15. The animal was then donated to the Red Cross Society of Dallas and auctioned at the convention to benefit the society. In true Cattle Raisers fashion, it was generously donated back and resold several more times before netting the Red Cross a total of $16,364 — $265,276.70 in today’s economy!
The “Pages of History” is excerpted monthly from The Cattleman magazine. Join today to start your subscription.