Asked in Ranching
What invention made it possible for ranchers to contain their herds?
Asked in Cattle Drives and Trails
After the Civil War why did Texas ranchers drive cattle herds to kansas?
Asked in History of the United States
Why did ranchers risk driving their herds through Indian terrotory when using the chisholm trail?
Asked in Cows and Cattle
What became important to the development of the cattle industry in the Great Plains in the late 19th century?
What invention helped farmers prevent cattlemen from driving their herds through farms?
Asked in Cows and Cattle, Texas
How did Texas ranchers get their cattle to the railroad to be shipped east?
Asked in Cattle Reproduction
Why was mix-breeding cattle on the open range bad?
What problems did ranchers have to face in the 1800's?
Why would anybody want to hurt wolves?
When wolves were more common in the environment, ranchers would occasionally lose a sheep to starving wolves in the wintertime. They feared the wolf packs would decimate their herds, and so the wolf became the ranchers' "enemy." Old attitudes still hold over into today, when wolves are rare and a protected species. Wolves are very important in the ecosystem, helping to thin out overpopulated deer herds and eating old and feeble animals in the wild.
Asked in Agriculture
How did the invention of farming lead to the development of civilizations?
Asked in Texas
Why Texas ranchers sent their longhorns on cattle drive?
Asked in Cows and Cattle
What are some possible advantages of crossbreeding for a cattle rancher?
What were factors that led to the ending of the open range?
The Federal and state governments began to sell what had been public land. Farming settlers began to move into and own land in the open range areas. The farmers wanted to keep free roaming cattle out of their crops. Ranchers bought land as well. Ranchers began to build up herds of specific breeds of cattle. They wanted to keep other breeds from mixing with their herds. Ranchers made improvements to their ranges, watering holes, improved grasses, and improved grazing practices. They didn't see why other ranchers should benefit from their expensive improvements or have other's cattle over graze their land. One thing allowed land owners to keep their herds on their land and other cattle out. The barbed wire fence, The 1st US patent for barbed wire was issued in 1863 nut it was Joseph Gliddings who invented an inexpensive and efficient Barbed Wire in 1874, just as farmers were moving into open range areas and ranchers began to practice better animal husbandry methods, and ending the open range era.
Asked in Deer
What makes up a deer herd?
Deer of course. Most deer herds change during the year. Most herds contain does and fawns with one buck who reins over them. Other herds of deer are bucks that grew too old to stay any longer with their mothers. These bucks form bachelor herds for most are too young yet to challenge an older buck for his herd of does.
Asked in Ancient History, History of India
Why would the Indus valley be a good place to live?
Does a reindeer travel in herds or are they solitary?