- Created by: Davwi
- Created on: 01-03-19 05:33
Ranching the Cattle Industry
- A long drive was where you would herd cattle over long distances.
- Cattle trails were routes used for driving cattle: they needed to have easy access to both grass and water.
- Quarantine is where a cow is isolated from the rest of the herd because it may be diseased.
- Meat packing was the slaughtering, processing and packing of meat for distribution throughout America.
- A ranch was a large farm for breeding and keeping cattle.
- Rustling was where you would steal livestock from another farmer.
- Cowboys drove cattle from Texas to railroads to deliver to big cities. Cows did 15 miles every day.
- The Goodnight-Loving trail was one of the largest cattle drives, which finished at Wyoming to get cattle on railroad trains.
- A cowboy's life was lonely and difficult. They were out for months at a time herding the cattle.
- Snakes and insects provided danger as prevention methods in the Wild West were unreliable.
- Also food and water was scarce.
- People like rustlers and outlaws tried to steal cattle or attack you.
- The cattle often went into stampedes trampling people to death. There was also threat of attack by Plains Indians.
- In Chicago, industrialised meat packing was introduced and cows could be turned into food quickly, easily and cheaply. The Southern economy had…