Ayres, Bruce 1972-12-26

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Feedlot operator Bruce Ayers discusses his experience with the cattle feedlot business in the Texas Panhandle.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Bruce Ayres

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Date: December 26, 1972

Location: Gruver, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 30 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Entered feedlot business in 1963, Cattle feeding operations in Hansfod County reviewed, Planning of the feeding operation recalled, Cites capacity and extent of feeding operations, Feedlot process traced, Fluctuation of fat cattle market examined, Explains operation of feedlot, Cattle gains discussed, Feedlot operation and seasons (continued), Review of types of cattle sought, Mention of death loss and treatment of sick cattle, Pre-conditioning practiced, Speculates on status of the cowboy, Changes in the cowboy examined, Identification of Cotton Hays, area cowboy, Notes accommodation of old cowboys to new conditions, Tellas anecdotes concerning Hays

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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