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233. WILSON, M[ilburn] L[incoln], R. H. Wilcox, G. S. Klemmedson, and V. V. Parr. A Study of Ranch Organization and Methods of Range-Cattle Production in the Northern Great Plains Region [caption and wrapper title]. Washington: United States Department of Agriculture, Technical Bulletin No. 45, March, 1928. 91 [1 blank] pp., text illustrations (photos, maps, charts). 8vo, original pale yellow printed wrappers, stapled (as issued). Lower wrap moderately stained, otherwise fine.  Scarce.

     First edition of a core technical and environmental study of regional range conditions and the number of livestock that certain areas in the Great Plains can support, ranging from small operations with as few as fifty head of cattle to larger ones with a thousand head.  Not in Adams (Herd), etc. “This bulletin contains information concerning the adaptation of the northern Great Plains region for range-cattle production, together with the methods of management and systems of ranch organization that seem best suited to the region. Such climatological, historical and experimental data as seemed pertinent to this study have been incorporated in this report, together with a detailed study of one year’s business of over 300 ranches in the region” (from inside front wrapper). ($100-200)

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