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Beef State: Stockyards Supreme Since the 1920s, the major meatpackers (Swift, Armour, Cudahy, and Wilson, called the "Big Four")...
Beef State: Nebraska Prospers Beef helped Nebraska prosper after World War II. Omaha becomes the largest beef-producing city in...
Beef State: Sibbitt's Cat Story How one Nebraska rancher, John Sibbitt, got through the worst blizzard in recorded history, the...
Beef State: World War II With its entry into World War II, the United States faced a huge problem in assuring an adequate...
Beef State: Genetics As early as the 1870s, Nebraska ranchers knew that genetics were important. As their markets...
Beef State: Mechanization on Ranches By 1925, beef production had been greatly reformed. Watch how the mechanization of ranches affected...
Beef State: Refrigeration & the Stockyards Technology and innovation dramatically changed beef in the first quarter of the 20th century....
Beef State: Richards & Land Fraud Ranchers' refusal to remove their fences enraged President Roosevelt, who ordered legal action. In...
Beef State: Birth of the Omaha Stockyards In 1882, Wyoming rancher Alexander Swan came to Omaha to convince investors to start a stockyards....
Beef State: Widows & Orphans Some ranchers acquired land by artfully using a provision of the amended Homestead Act that allowed...

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