History: Canada’s Outstanding Cattle Feeding Operation

Reprinted from the February 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canada’s Outstanding Cattle Feeding Operation
By Lorne Stout, Calgary, Alta.

‘Precision, beef, business, science, and the tang of the Old West are all wrapped up in the operations of P. Burns Ranches Limited, lusty continuation of the business – more than that, a continuation of the life of the late Senator Patrick Burns. And at the end of the assembly line, is Burns Ranches feedlot in the Turner Siding district, just outside the Calgary city limits near the wartime Nitrogen Plant.

To be taken by Manager Tom Farrell through the extensive feedlot, its corrals, mills, shops, garage and bunkhouse, is to witness mass production, as complex and precise as the automobile factories in Windsor.’

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