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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHB1UDGE HERALD SPECIAL PUBLICITY NUMBER I CONDITIONS OF THE PAST AND PRESENT AND POSSIBILITIES OF THE FUTURE By J. L. Manwaring N ATURE intended Southern i stock yards alone over head Alberta for a. stock coun from the nu- try, and for twenty-five! merous sidings and stations thirty years it was a "ranch-! tributary territory. Just previous to the advent of the wheat tanner, that is dur- ,.njr yearg ]902_o3_04, there vej aeav miration of cattle and horse nunngbcmgrthepnncipal, prac- tically the only, occupation ned on. Even now, the dis-'j small stockmen, men with from tinguishing- feature of the south 1-300 to 2.000 head each, from half of this province is that it Montana, Wyoming and other o i i states, where sheep were crowd- is that part of Canada where r H ing out the cattlemen, to boum- cattle live out uncared for the eTn Alberta, with the result that whole year round. Many and miraculous the Alberta range became more have or less over stocked. There was been the stories published consequent modification of the oermns the birth of the stock; ranching methods. With a few vll Ul ovvvsA. i- j j _ji i exceptions ranchers industry m Southern weaning tteir caives jn the faU fterff notable exceptions, these big; be a slight falling off in the 'outfits" were all- backed "by turns, but it will only be tem- Britiah and Ontario capital. jporary. and where once roamed A i i u. j only a few large herds will soon Along the river bottoms and, be Of smaU .other favorable locations in the'bunches, aggregating a total eighties, also squatted retiring compared with which the total members of the Mounted Police today or in the past will appear setters, who engaged in stock net prices received for their eaitle running at large on! naturallyvary. -An n t- 4.1.' Average pnce of forty dollars thegfree-for-aU range from the per comes near time of their birth until they the mark; the general age of ani- were ready for market.- By this mals "when shipped being three means the finished beef four years. In many years,