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May 16, 2019

1950s – Feeding Cattle In Winter

t’s the 1950s. How Do You Move Hay In The Winter?

Take a look back at what life was like on a cattle ranch in 1950’s Nevada!

Earlier we shared the “Haying Season” by Les Stewart. This film is also by Les Stewart, titled “Feeding Cattle in Winter”, showing how they moved the haystack to feed the cattle during the winter. At about the one minute mark the film shows unloading the hay with tractors. It’s a fascinating time capsule into 1950’s ranch life in Northern Nevada. “Feeding Cattle in Winter” is part of the Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection at the United States Library of Congress and is available on their website.

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