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History: Cattle Imports

Reprinted from the February 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattle Imports: With Your Editor
By Kenneth Coppock

‘In the early days of the commencement of the cattle industry in Canada it was customary for the ranchers to proceed as far south as Texas, assemble herds of cattle and bring them to Canada. The foundation for many western herds was laid by importations from “across the line”. Once, however, the industry became organized it became natural for the surplus production of the industry to be marketed in the great markets of the South, only registered beef sires and females being imported with which to enrich and improve Canadian herds.’

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