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Film, Video Feeding Cattle in Winter (ca. 1945)

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Feeding Cattle in Winter (ca. 1945)
Contributor Names
Stewart, Leslie J. (Narrator)
Stewart, Leslie J. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
ca. 1945
Subject Headings
-  Ninety-Six Ranch
-  Activities
-  Cattle feeding
-  Ethnography
-  Motion Pictures
Motion Pictures
-  Les Stewart's narration [NV82-CF-R2, R3] recorded on 82/07/07 by Margaret Purser, describes the portion of the silent film, "Winter on the Ranch," Stewart filmed in the mid-1940s having to do with feeding hay to the cattle in winter.
-  This video and video selection have been excerpted from Les's eight-minute silent film "Winter on the Ranch," made in ca. 1945. The longer film includes brief glimpses of hog butchering, milking, and breaking stream ice to water livestock, but most of the narrative concerns feeding the cattle. In this respect, the film accurately reflects the proportions of winter work. Les recalled that the film was shot during the winter when the ranch began the transition from horse to motor-powered feeding.
-  Hay is usually stacked in the field from which it is cut. In winter, the cattle occupy a field until the stack is depleted, when they are moved to the next field. Hay is deficient in protein, and at the time of the filming, the Ninety-Six fed a supplement of cotton cake, protein-rich pellets made from cottonseeds after the oil has been removed.
-  This film has been slightly reedited from Les's original version.
16mm film
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1991/021: NV-VDP-VT9
Source Collection
Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/021)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
Online Format

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Paradise Valley Folklife Project collection, 1978-1982 (AFC 1991/021), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Stewart, Leslie J, and Leslie J Stewart. Feeding Cattle in Winter ca. 1945. 1945. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, (Accessed September 30, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Stewart, L. J. & Stewart, L. J. (1945) Feeding Cattle in Winter ca. 1945. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Stewart, Leslie J, and Leslie J Stewart. Feeding Cattle in Winter ca. 1945. 1945. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.