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Angus & longhorn cattle
Date Issued: 1973-10-05
Postage Value: 8 cents

Commemorative issue
Rural America
Angus & longhorn cattle

Most cattle in the United States--by a four-to-one margin--are bred for beef. Beginning with grasses growing on the pastures and ranges, beef cattle eventually are fattened in feedlots on high-grain rations to yield high-quality carcass beef. The British breeds of Angus, Hereford and shorthorn make up a large part of the beef cattle population. In almost half the states, the cattle industry ranks as a primary source of farm income. The number of cattle raised and the prices at which they sell vary widely from year to year.

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