Who started the 1st cattle drives from south Texas to markets in Louisiana?
It started in Texas
Instead of long cattle drives to distant markets, the drive was to the nearest railway station, where the cattle would be loaded onto cattle wagons.
As the beef prices rose in the mid to late 1800's, cattle began to be driven north to better markets. Large cattle drives required several people to watch the cattle and horses.
The cattle drives over the open range ended because of The Great Blizzard of 1888. The Cattle started slowly dying out.
Yes. Cattle drives were a means to sell excess stock so their cowherd back home could produce more calves without compensating pasture supply.
The first railroads built in Texas were used to transport cattle from the open range to the Chicago markets. With their completion the age of cattle drives and cowboys came to an end.
It was how the cattle was taken from the open ranges in cattle regions like Texas to the cow towns like Abilene where the drives would meet the railroads. From there the cattle would be loaded on rolling frieght and shipped to either the markets in the cities, or after the invention of the refrigerated rail car, shipped to meatpacking plants in Chicago or Green Bay, where they were butchered. with the advent of barbed… Read More
Tractors and trucks started to do the work. Why drive cattle, when you can trailer them to slaughter. Ranches became bigger and more efficient.
Cowboys and settlers were involved in cattle drives
Barbed-wire. When farmers started putting up barbed-wire fences, cattle drives couldn't get to the feilds forthe cows to graze.
The cattle industry originated in Ancient Egypt over 5000 years ago. Same with the cattle drives.
to get cattle to the market.
That depends on how far the cow hands had to drive the cattle. Most cattle drives lasted anywhere from a week to several months.
Texas they are know for cattle drives and cattle are found there
Cattle drives were for taking cattle to the stock pens for shipping by rail. Trucks replaced the rail stock yards and now they just go from large ranches to sale. Yet, there are small cattle drives that still do take place in some areas.
Before the arrival of the railway and modern road transport, cattle had to be driven from where they were reared to distant markets to be sold. Cattle drives could take several weeks. Once the railway arrived, the cattle would be driven to the nearest railhead and loaded onto cattle wagons - a much safer and speedier affair. So though the cattle trails were important, the coming of the railroad was even more important.
Absolutely not. Barbed wire divided the open range and made it harder to push cattle north to the markets. consider the first drives just after the civil war. the cattle had multiplied to mass numbers during the war. these animals having no ownership were caught and branded. the owner of the brand claiming ownership. In the east meat was scarce because of the war. low cost high profit..
To get cattle from the southeast to other regions
A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on cattle drives.
Cattle Drives were important because the East wanted beef and the cowboys want money the cattle drived could take weeks to get to the Railroad station.
The big major cattle drives ended around the early 1900s, when the railroads became more and more accessible for ranchers to herd their cattle to. Then came the engine-powered trucks that could be brought directly to the ranches to haul cattle away to the rail station. When that began, then that was officially when the cattle drives ended.
Cattle drives originated from where cattle were first domesticated, which was in and around Egypt, Middle Eastern countries, and into Spain, well before cattle were first introduced into the New World in the late 1400's.
An average of 14 to 18 miles per day were made on cattle drives.
the market for cattle in texas was too small
Cowhands led cattle drives in the 1860's to move cattle from the southwest to the nearest rail station where the cattle could be carried north. Cattle were worth about 3 times in the north what they were in the south.
Demand for beef in eastern cities, but the railroads did not yet reach out to the areas of the Texas (and other western) ranches. Prior to the railroads the cattle drives would have been prohibitively long and impractical, early western railroads made cattle drives practical. After the railroads were extended and cattle could be loaded directly on the trains without having to take them on long drives, the cattle drives cease.
No, not at all. Barbed wire was the factor that prevented making cattle drives profitable because they impeded the movements of cattle and open-range grazing of cattle.
A rancher had to get them to a place to sell them or to a place where they could be shipped by train.
Cattle Drive--- A journey in which cowboys herded cattle north to the railroad depots in the 1800's
Just about every ethnicity was involved in cattle drives except Indian (and I'm not referring to Native Americans) and Middle East ethnicities. Many African-Americans were involved in cattle drives as much as Caucasians, Mexicans and Europeans were.
Texas Ranchers sent their longhorns on cattle drives because the demand of the cattle in Texas was low. But high in the north and east. Demand and supply affect the price of nearly everything that was bought and sold - not just the cattle.
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Cattle could be sold for more money in the East.
I must assume you are asking about cattle drives since you don't ask it in your question. Kansas was the nearest rail line for the cattle drives. Kansas City had the largest stockyards for the trains going east.
easier to move cattle from one spot to another the cowboys can get more money from not losing cattle from: Gabriella XD
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This was the process of taking cattle to the nearest railroad station in order to get them to northern cities?
these were called cattle drives.
They took place between 1866 and 1886. The height of the cattle drives years was in 1871. Hope this helped! You can also go to Wikipedia and get more information there.
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.
Ogallala, Nebraska was an old cattle town. Cattle drives reached the Union Pacific Railroad at Ogallala.
The growth of towns and farms took up most of the grazing land along the routes of the drives, and the expansion of the railroads meant cattle could be shipped directly to the slaughterhouse.
There was a need for cattle drives in Texas as the Texas cattle numbers grew so much that they could not be sold for more than $2 per head in Texas whereas they could fetch as high as $40 per head elsewhere.
They become feral or join another local herd or die.
the Samoan islands
As cattle drives
It provides a taste of the Old West.
three to four months
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.
Yes, since the end-point of this drive was the sale of cattle at the end of the trail.