Antilley, Joe 1975-05-20

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Joe Antilley discusses changes in agriculture, including the conversion from farming to ranching and his association with the development of Klein grass.

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Interviewee Name: Joe Antilley

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Date: August 20, 1975

Location: Abilene, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Background, Father, Frank Antilley, Farming and ranching, Managing and owning farms and ranches, Conversion from farming to ranching, Reasons, Types of grasses, Fertilization of grasses, Klein grass, Seeding, Popularity, Productivity compared to other grasses

Tape 1, Side 2: Klein grass, continued, Bailing, Hay production, Market production, Cost of planting per acre, Cross-breeding cattle, Hereford and Angus, Experiments, Trends away from pure-bred cattle, Exotic breeds, Influences upon Antilley's farm and ranch work, Ralph Durham, Experiments with Brown Swiss and Holstein cattle, Cross-breeding, Longhorn cattle, State Soil and Water Conservation Board , Responsibilities, Other committee and board activities, Problems in water development and control, Persons knowledgeable of agricultural changes, Range improvements, Size of operation, Water supply

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