Willoughby, Ray W 1977-04-28

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Ray Willoughby, former president of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (1950-52), Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association (1944-45), and National Wool Growers Association (1952-54), discusses his personal involvement in the sheep and goat industry.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ray W. Willoughby

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 28, 1977

Location: San Angelo, Texas

Interviewer: Paul Carlson

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: National Wool Act of 1954, Background, Incentive payment for wool, Renewal of act, National Wool Growers Association, President (1952-1954), Agriculture Council Advisor, Eisenhower Administration, World War II, Personal herd, Advisor to Grover Hill, Secretary of Agriculture, Ranching operations, Marketing, Herding and fencing, Diseases and predators, Personal history, Effects of Depression, Warehousing of wool (1909-1977), Shearing, docking and clipping operations, Shearing crews, Power shears (1940s), Hand shears, Changes in sheep and goat industry, Lambing.

Tape 1, Side 2: Family history, Personal history, Early ranching involvement, Rustling (1910-1913), El Dorado Ranch (early 1920s), Problems between sheepmen and cattlemen, Transportation of sheep to market, Early transportation, Trucking, Herding, National Wool Act of 1954, Anecdote of hearing before Senate Agriculture Committee.

Range Dates: 1909-1977

Bulk Dates: 1940s-1954

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