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Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Pure-bred Short Horns cattle collection, MSS 82, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
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Processed by Leslie M. Behm in August 2011.
Short-horn cattle were developed in England to serve as both dairy and beef animals. They were imported to America in 1783 where the cattle were found to be very adaptable. Eventually there was a divergence to a breed for dairy and a breed for beef. Auctions of livestock were common in the 1800s and catalogues of the animals including their bloodlines were published.
The Pure-bred Short Horns cattle collection is comprised of auction catalogs dating from between 1873-1888.
Arranged chronologically in one folder.