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Author Foran, Maxwell.

Title Trails & trials : markets and land use in the Alberta beef cattle industry, 1881-1948 / Max Foran
Published Calgary : University of Calgary Press, ©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 317 pages) : illustrations
Contents Table of Contents -- Dedication -- Introduction -- ONE: The Legacy of the Ranching Era 1881�1907 -- Land Tenure Factors -- Climatic Variables and Ranching Practices -- Mixed Farming Operations -- Feeding and Finishing -- Markets -- The Export Market -- The British Embargo and Canadian Store Cattle -- Conclusion -- TWO: The Agricultural Frontier 1900�13 -- Agriculture and its Impact on the Cattle Industry -- Impact on the Livestock Industry -- Cattle Feeding -- Markets -- The Chilled Beef Initiatives -- Land Use -- Mixed Farming -- Recovery
8: Leasehold Acreage in Alberta, 1905�19489: Value of Wheat and Cattle Sold off Farms in Alberta, 1920�1945 -- Maps -- 1: General Map of Alberta -- 2: Province of Alberta Soil Divisions -- 3: Province of Alberta Vegetation Zones -- 4: Province of Alberta Beef Cattle Numbers by Census Divisions, 1941 -- Notes -- Introduction -- Chapter One -- Chapter Two -- Chpater Three -- Chapter Four -- Chapter Five -- Chapter Six -- Conclusion -- Select Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L
Breeding ImplicationsDwarfsm -- Grading -- Land Use -- Leasehold Tenure -- Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Tables -- 1: Beef Cattle Numbers in Canada and Alberta, 1881�1956 -- 2: Field Crop Acreage in Alberta, 1900�1950 -- 3: Per Capita Beef Consumption in Canada, 1920�1948 -- 4: Alberta Beef Cattle Population by Census Districts, 1921�1951 -- 5: Prices of Good Butcher Steers (Live) per Cwt., 1890�1948 -- 6: Canadian Live Cattle Exports to Britain and the U.S., 1881�1948 -- 7: Leasehold Acreage in Western Canada, 1884�1905
ConclusionTHREE: Mixed Blessings 1914�20 -- The Export Market -- The American Market -- The British Market -- Positive Impacts -- Mixed Blessings -- The Dominance of Ranching -- The End of Prosperity -- Land Issues -- FOUR: Change Out of Necessity 1921�30 -- Markets -- The Export Market -- The American Market -- The British Market -- The Japanese Market -- Feeding and Finishing -- The Domestic Market -- Conclusion -- Land Use -- Leasehold Tenure -- The Community Pasture Issue -- Range Degradation -- Rising Production Costs
Overall Land UseConclusion -- FIVE: The Depression Years 1930�39 -- The Export Market -- The Domestic Marketing Problem -- Feeding and Finishing -- Cattle Quality -- Solutions to the Marketing Problem -- Land Issues -- Financial Miseries -- Leasehold Tenure -- Land Reclamation and Irrigation -- Range Management -- SIX: Extraordinary Times 1938�48 -- Marketing -- The Closure of the American Market -- The Impact of Price Controls -- The British and American Markets -- The Domestic Market -- Feeding and Finishing -- Other Marketing Issues
Summary This narrative history documents how the beef cattle industry in Alberta responded to the challenges following the end of the open-range era through two world wars and the Great Depression. It provides a new case study of Canada's economic development and settlement history as the cattle industry matured and survived into the modern era
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Beef industry -- Alberta -- History
Cattle trade -- Alberta -- History
Land use, Rural -- Alberta -- History
Beef industry.
Cattle trade.
HISTORY -- Canada -- General.
Land use, Rural.
Alberta.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1552384624
9781552384626
Other Titles Trails and trials