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Film, Video Feeding Cattle in Winter (ca. 1950)

About this Item


  • Feeding Cattle in Winter (ca. 1950)


  • Stewart, Leslie J. (Narrator)
  • Stewart, Leslie J. (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • ca. 1950


  • -  Ninety-Six Ranch
  • -  Activities
  • -  Cattle feeding
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  Motion Pictures


  • Ethnography
  • Motion Pictures


  • -  Rights: The Stewart family shares this film under a Creative Commons attribution license ( External).
  • -  Excerpt from Les Stewart's film, "Winter on the Ranch," (ca. 1950) that documents feeding hay to the cattle in winter. Les's narration was recorded on July 7, 1982, by Margaret Purser and Carl Fleischhauer. The longer film includes glimpses of milk cows and poultry for domestic use, hog butchering, and breaking stream ice to water livestock, but the longest segment 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 a high dependency on horses to draw machinery to the extensive use of tractors. 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.


  • 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

  • video

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Credit line

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

Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Stewart, Leslie J, and Leslie J Stewart. Feeding Cattle in Winter. 1950. Video.

APA citation style:

Stewart, L. J. & Stewart, L. J. (1950) Feeding Cattle in Winter. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Stewart, Leslie J, and Leslie J Stewart. Feeding Cattle in Winter. 1950. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.