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  • Bond Between The Massai And The Cattle
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    I have chosen my paper on the African Cattle People, specifically the Massai Culture. The Massai culture seemed to have more than meets the eye when we studied them in class, so I had to venture on to a website to see what else I could find out about them. In general, the Massai have several practices: circumcision and clitoridectomy, an age group system, shaving of the heads of women, extraction of two lower front teeth, the one-legged stance of the heron, and the use of spit in greeting and be...
  • Aztec Land And Cattle Company
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    Section 1: Introduction When the Aztec Cattle Company ('The Hashknife Outfit') first got to northeast Arizona, they found knee-high grass as far as they could see. They moved cattle from Texas to Arizona and just kept bringing in more and more. They ran those cattle on about 2 million acres of land between Flagstaff and New Mexico. The cattle grazed the grass off and the drought that had already started kept more grass from growing in. There was already very little water, so the cattle started d...
  • Recent Breeds Of Dairy And Beef Cattle
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    The Cattle The cattle are domesticated herbivorous mammals that constitute the genus Bos, of the family Bovidae. The cattle are of great importance to humans because of the milk, meat, leather, gelatin, glue, hides and other items of trading they produce. Cattle today are divided into two species: B. indicus, which originated in India and is characterized by a hump at the withers, and B. taurus, which originated in Europe and includes most recent breeds of dairy and beef cattle. The common chara...
  • American Cowboys
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    Cowboys How they started Cattle ranchers began to move out onto the Great Plains in the mid 1800's In the late 1800's cowboys became popular in the cattle industry. The American cowboys owe their knowledge of how to tame the cattle to vaquerars (the Mexican cowboys). The animals originally were from the ranches in southern Texas formerly operated by Spaniards and Mexicans. The cowboys often called the wild cattle longhorns, which were the huge herds of wild cattle. About one- third of the cowboy...
  • Nomadic Pastoral Societies
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    Pastoralism is an economy based on herding. Pastoralists maintain herds of animals and use their products to support themselves directly and to exchange with other civilizations. It is especially associated with such terrain as steppes, rolling hills, grasslands, and the like-areas of low rainfall where cultivation is difficult without irrigation, but where grasses are plentiful enough to support herds of animals. 1 Pastoralism was originally founded in the old world. Pastoralists are generally ...
  • Long Cattle Drives
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    As the Indians were dying out, the cowboys were starting to move into their territory. Cattle and buffalo were competing in the Spanish borderlands. The cowboy was composed of white men, African-Americans, Mexicans and Indians. The average age of the cowboy was 24 yrs old. The cattle industry was evident even in the early colonial times, but the practices changed over the years. The poetic times of the open-range cattle industry seemed from its Mexican roots. The Texas longhorns were known more ...
  • Gurindji People At Wave Hill Cattle Station
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    Wave Hill Strike 1966 In August 1966 Gurindji people at Wave Hill cattle station went on strike demanding wages and a return of some of their traditional lands. The demand was rejected but the Gurindji continued to camp on their traditional country at Daguragu - they broke the white man's law but obeyed their own. The campaign was taken up by supporters in Australia's cities and eventually the Gurindji won title to part of their land. People / Grpoups involved for and against the protest In Augu...
  • Use Later With My Own Cattle
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    A noun that has played a major part in my life is cow. My life revolves around those nose-picking, cud chewing, cloven-hoofed animals that have taught me a lifetime of responsibility, caring, and pride. One thing I have learned through my cattle is responsibility. Every morning and evening, no matter the weather, I greet my calves through the barn door. I am responsible for watering and feeding them twice a day and brushing them at least once a day. I learn a lot about feeding techniques and dai...
  • Shorthorn And Brahman Cattle
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    Beginning in the early 1930's, Tom Lavater, the breed's founder, developed Beefmasters from a systematic crossing of Hereford, Shorthorn and Brahman cattle. His purpose was to develop cattle that were more productive than existing breeds; cattle that would produce and make money during economically hard times in the harsh environment of South Texas. The new breed was developed on what has become known as the Six Essentials – Weight, Conformation, Milking Ability, Fertility, Hardiness and D...

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