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Herd Booster
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:13 AM CDT

In 1935, in an effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 head of Hereford cattle in Arizona and New Mexico, and shipped them to the Seminole reservation in Florida. While the purchase may have helped the ranchers, it didn't do the cattle any favors. Most couldn't survive on the poor-quality flatwoods forages.

Today, while death loss is minimal on the Seminole Tribe's cow/calf operation, it's still a struggle to keep cows productive on South Florida forages. Alex Johns, natural resource director for the tribe, said: ...

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