History: The 76 Ranch on the Powder River: Part 2

Reprinted from the December 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The 76 Ranch on the Powder River: Part 2
By Herbert O. Brayer

‘During the period of stress, Frewen evolved the spectacular plan of shipping literally millions of head of range cattle to meat-hungry Britain for finishing and marketing. It was this program that first earned him international attention and no little fame. The plan was simple enough, for it involved only the concentration of operations and services already in existence and in use. Since the middle ’70s Great Britain had been in a very difficult position with regard to beef. Not only were her herds declining as the result of epidemics, but it was also manifestly impossible to raise sufficient beef to supply her greatly expanding population.’

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