Why did cattle drives begin in the great plains?
Railroads being built in the Great Plains and the public demand for beef helped the cattle business. Long cattle drives bought cattle to the Great Plains.
It was known as the cattle drives.
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.
They put up fences. Cattle used to roam freely on the Great Plains. Later, farmers put up barbed wire fences in order to share the land and divide it. The fences ended the cattle drives that were an essential part of the Cattle Kingdom.
Americans didn't think that cattle ranches were practical on the great plains because the cattle had a hard time surviving. The great plains were dry and there was not a lot of grazing land in the 1800s.
The Great Plains did not begin at the Appalachian Mountains.
Why was it important to the development of the cattle industry in the Great Plains in the late 19th century?
Railroads were important to the Great Plains cattle industry in the 19th century.
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
The cattle drives over the open range ended because of The Great Blizzard of 1888. The Cattle started slowly dying out.
for cattle to eat
The Civil War and construction of railroads affected cattle ranching on the Great Plains negatively. This halted ranching and broke up farms.
Cattle and sheep are still raised in large numbers on the Great Plains.
There are many factors that helped the farmers on the great plains to overcome opposition from cattle ranchers. For instance they bought new and improved machinery which improved efficiency in their farming.
There were too many cattle and the open-range declined due to barbed wire.
Why did the raising of large cattle herds develop in the great plains states whereas the fininshing of cattle deveoped in the north Central states?
The raising of large herds of cattle developed in the Great Plains region because this land was near where the railroads were. The finishing of cattle developed in the north Central states because this was an area closer to where most of the people were living at the time.
because sou couldnt make it to enorth
Because a drought struck the Great Plains; which was known as Dust Bowl.
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.
Farming and some had cattle and pigs, but the majority was farming .
Americans thought cattle ranches on the Great Plains were impractical because they did not have transportation like railroads. Since they were expected to transport so much meat to large cities eastward, they had a long way to travel since there were no trains or railroads.
It is demand and supply because it isn't asking the great plain's
refrigerated rail cars
waco Actually the Chisholm Trail cattle drives originated at the Red River in Indian Territory, what is now Oklahoma.
Corn and wheat as well as cattle and hogs. Today this is still true.
they were all buying land there so they can sell cattle.
They were huge areas of open grassland once occupied by the great American Plains Bison.
I assume that you mean the early 19th century colonies in the middle of America (on the Great Plains). My apologies, I am not American, so I assume this is correct. Earlier on, of course, there were very few animals on the plains apart from the buffalo (and White man didn't hunt them). There may have been the odd few animals, but really most people moved to the plains to grow crops; a low capital… Read More
Because when the railroad was created the railroad could do exactly the same thing and faster.
Some famous cattle trails in Texas were: Goodnight-Loving Trail Great Western Trail Chisholm Trail Sedalia (Shawnee) Trail
Because it was a cheap food source in the 1860's-1890's.
No, not until forced to do so by the depletion of their major food source, the Buffalo.
Because overgrazing increases albedo
It made it easier to travel. There had to be stations for passengers and to fill water. It made it easier for Cattle Ranchers to deliver cattle. With all this going on you need a place to spend the night and a place to board your horses, place to eat etc. Before you know it you have a town. It helped to settle pioneers in the Great Plains.
What became important to the development of the cattle industry in the Great Plains in the late 19th century?
The railroads significantly opened the cattle industry to sales and sales meant ranchers could expand their lands and herds. Ranchers from even Texas could drive herds north to meet the railroad, and both factors helped develop towns in the Great Plains.
Great herds of cattle grazed for miles on the open range. However when the homesteaders came to the plains turned grazing land into farmland and the cattle boom was over.
both suitable for grazing cattle and a grassy plain region.
The "Golden Age" of the cowboy was from 1866 to 1886, the era of the open range and the great cattle drives.
In the 1800's why didn't the Americans think that cattle ranches in the great plains were practical?
Because they thought it a waste of space for cattle to be grazing on land that had such good soil. Back then, good soil often and primarily meant soil to raise crops on, not to graze animals. Consequently, they didn't see that maintaining the native grasslands of the great plains by grazing cattle on them was practical, because they thought it was a waste of land that could otherwise be used to grow crops on.
When did cowboys guide huge herds of cattle north to new railroad lines extending across the great plains?
In the mid 1800s to the early 1900s.
Yes, the great plains are plains.
Cattle drives haven't ended, they still happen around the world, a lot more frequently than you think, actually. But back in the late 1800's in the USA and Canada the implementation of barbed wire fences, increasing population of settlers taking over land that could be or would otherwise be used to graze and raise cattle on, the railroad, the invention of the car (which turned into manufacturing large trucks to transport livestock in) and the… Read More
it began their because of hunter gathers also a great place to be farming at.
With the expansion of rail lines the need to drive cattle long distances became unecessary. Cattle owners could load their cattle from the nearest town which was usually a same-day trip. This was a great benefit for the owners moneterily speaking. On long drives the cattle would loose considerably weight, reducing the profit since cattle were sold per pound.
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
Goodnight-Loving trail Western trail Chisholm trail Sedalia and Baxter springs trail
One word: Overgrazing. The Great Plains could not support so many head of livestock in such a prolonged period of time, like what happened with ranches that established themselves on the Great Plains. As a result, grass that otherwise thrived and diversified under the movements and grazing pressure of the American Bison perished and died under the grazing pressures from cattle ranchers who have brought their grazing methods over from Europe, which apparently did more… Read More
In the early 1800 Americans did not think cattle ranches on the Great Plains were practical because?
In the early 1800s many Americans did not think cattle were practical. This was because it was too dry to grow enough food for them and people moved around a lot.