Moments in Meat History Part V- Industrialization of Farming

Jonathon Markowski
December 28th 2013

By the end of the 19th century, the meat industry had exploded in the United States. In 1876, the first cattle feedlot was established near Chicago; this marked the start of a sea change in the way animals were raised, and the end of the archetypal grazing pasture as demand for meat began to outstrip the capacity of older farming methods. While in 1860 the average US livestock farmer fed 5 people, by 1960 this number would increase to 25.8.

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