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History: The Big Steer from Pibroch

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Big Steer from Pibroch
By Grant McEwan

‘There is an aura of romance about the stories of the big steers raised in those years when size and weight were more impressive than quality. There might be some doubt about what constituted quality but on the point of weight, every livery stable argument could be settled to the exact pound at the nearest elevator scale. Since the article entitled “The Big Steers of Yesteryear” appeared in the Canadian Cattlemen of October 1951 issue, new bits of interesting evidence about heavyweights of pioneer years keep coming forward.’

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