What was the goal of the cattle drives of the old west and why did they start?
It provides a taste of the Old West.
The railroad moved further West.
The quick easy answer is..The open plains were cut up by "Barbed Wire" Barbed wire put an end to the great Cattle drives of the old West and to a certain extent The Cowboy.
Cattle drive came to an end because of the invention of the barbed wire and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Thousands of cattle also perished due to an outbreak of Texas Fever and the Great Winter of 1887-88, which also contributed to the end of the famous cattle drives of the Old West.
In the American west, cattle drives were a big economic activity. The rise of cow towns coincided with the expansion of the railroads through the west.
Barbed-wire. When farmers started putting up barbed-wire fences, cattle drives couldn't get to the feilds forthe cows to graze.
Cattle Ranching started in Texas and spread all throughout the West.
The Brazos River formed the center of the Texas cattle kingdom. To the east was the Colorado River and to the west was the Pecos. All three rivers played a major part during the cattle drives heading north.
Those were jobs that were available. There was lots of demand back east in restaurants for beef, the cattle were raised out west far from the few western railroads, so it was necessary to hire cowboys to drive the cattle all the way from the range to the railroad. Within about 10 years the railroads expanded and went directly to where the cattle were raised and the age of cowboys and long cattle drives came… Read More
Before railroads were built in Texas, cattle had to be herded on cattle drives to the nearest railroad. The first railroads in the United States ran from east to west. After the railroads were built that ran north and south, the Texas cattle ranchers had less distance to cover to reach a railroad for transport.
A chuck wagon was the wagon that went along on wagon trains across the west and on cattle drives. It held the food, the cook, all the pots and pans, and everything else that was necessary to feed the crew.
The transcontinental railroad cut the travel time from east to west down from multiple months by boat to 8-11 days by train. This made it possible for settlers to get to their plots of land in the west much quicker. Cattle drives took origin when cattle ranchers decided to sell there cattle to folks in the east. If you wanted to sell cattle in the west you would make far less money than if you… Read More
Cattle can be found throughout the US. The mid-west tends to have more dairy cows and the west more beef cattle.
The Cattle Boom changed life in the west by bringing settlement such as farmers, ranchers, and cow towns.
Most westward expansion increased right after the civil war due to the mining industry in the west. The civil war caused economic problems. People were looking to start over and "get rich quick". Many people desired to own their own land. Thus the Homestead Act was created. The building of the transcontinental railroad created more jobs and led to more land being sold and purchased. The demands for beef in the west and the cattle… Read More
Barbed wire fencing Railroad Building new stockyards closer to ranch lands In the last half of the 19th century, ranching extended to the west and more ranchers established their ranches in what was formerly 'open range.' After drought and hard winters caused hardships for both the drivers and the ranchers, combined with overgrazing, ranchers began using barbed wire to fence off their grazing lands and keep the cattle droves out. This was the beginning of… Read More
The railroad let to the cattle boom in the West. The railroad made raising cattle for profit easier, and more appealing.
Cattle rustling was the main cause of lawlessness and violence in the west. The government was unable to protect ranchers from cattle rustling so many of the rancher took the law in to their own hands. Most of the west was very peaceful and not as violent as it appears in movies.
Yes, it did affect the Native Americans. Due to the cattle drives, railroads being made, gold rushes, and many more, it interrupted their lands and most of it was gone because of all of the above.
That all depends on what country you are referring to, and what type, age, and breed these cattle are.
to help the cattle rancher get their herd of cattle back in the farm.
The cattle boom changed life in the west by bringing more people and money to the area. It created more settlements, farms, and businesses.
they moved west to get more land an herd cattle
The railroad was the advancement in technology that directly contributed to the cattle boom. Out in the west they created large cattle kingdoms.
Which development was most important in encouraging the growth of the cattle industry during the late 1800s?
The building and expansion of the railway lines. Also, more and more people were coming west to California, Nevada, and New Mexico in search of gold and a new life after the Civil War that ended in 1865. In order to get more people west, the railways had to be expanded westward and southward so that people from the East could come west, and beef cattle shipped back east to feed a growing population. Naturally… Read More
Inexpensive and timely delivery of cattle from Ranches in the west to cities in the east.
It provided the means to transport cattle to eastern markets~NN
You return the calf, and the 5 cattle if you do them, to the corral left of Rock Ridge.
The 5 cattle are mostly around the corral. You do not have to catch them to complete the island.
A truck drives due west from point a to point b a distance of 60 km a car drives due east from point a to point c a distance of 30 km then turns around and drives west to point b the truck and car lea?
You need to finish the question!
The rise of the cattle kingdom happened at the same time as railroads were beginning to expand. People starting expanding with better transportation and money was being made from the cattle kingdom. Both of these things led to the expansion of the West.
Cattle were being shipped west to feed hungry movers and shakers.
Cattle ranching in the United States takes place largely in the West where the cattle graze on private and public lands. Later the cattle are fattened in feedlots at local meatpacking plants before slaughter. It is an extensive type of agriculture because it requires large amounts of land. Commercial cattle raising occurs in the West because the rainfall there is insufficient for crop growing. Thus, having cattle graze on the natural grasslands is a logical… Read More
To strike it rich!
His goal was to find a northwest passage to asia
Eyre was not the first to cross Australia from south to north, which was his original goal. However, he was the first to cross Australia from "east to west", even though he didn't start from the eastern coast. He was the first to cross the Nullarbor plain to the west.
To get spices from the West Indies.
The major problem would be water. Apart from coastal plains, the bulk of farmland productive enough to support cattle is either irrigated, or runs very low numbers of stock when compared to New Zealand. Pasture species would have been a problem early on, but most pasture areas would have seen their native species wiped out and overplanted with imported pasture species. Historically, cattle were driven over great distances, similar to the cattle drives in the… Read More
Barbed wired impacted the animals cattle to be specific. The barbed wire helped to prevent cattle from eating or damaging crops and it makes it easy to restrain the cattle.
Vaqueros were horsemen and cattle herders of Spanish Mexico that came to America. They were quite common in Texas and California. They brought their style of cattle ranching to America.
some reasons why people wanted to move west was because of rich farm land. also because out west there was a lot of cattle so the more cattle the more trading which also means more money!
Kanye West usually drives a Maybach. (He used to drive an Aston Martin DB9.)
mining opportunities, cattle herding, railroads
beef cattle sheep bison etc.
They herded cattle such as cow, hence the term, cowboys. They traveled all over the West with them as livestock.
the vaqueros swelled with veterans who headed west to work on cattle ranches
Many smaller towns prospered because of the cattle boom, because it brought the cattle herders and cowboys to town. When the cattle drive was finished, the cowboys were anxious to spend their money.
Texas ranchers grouped their cattle into herds and marched them across the countryside to get to the railroad to be shipped east or west. This was called a cattle drive and needed about 4 or more people on horseback to control where the cattle went.
The goal for the first voyage of Christopher Columbus was to reach the West Indies.