Kriegshauser, Harold 1974-05-30

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Hereford dairyman Harold Kriegshauser discusses his dairy operation and personal history.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Harold Kriegshauser

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: May 30, 1974

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, early life, Moved to Hereford (1937), Previous experience in dairying noted, Introduction to dairying in Hereford area explained, Potato farming mentioned, Dairy inventory in 1947 given, Description of area dairies, "Grade A" status attained (1947), Mention of ration changes, Farming activities noted, Change to dry lot operation (1953), Financial loss in Missouri recalled, Advantages of dry lot operation, Speculations on decline in number of dairies, Changed to Holstein herd (1965), Conflict of interest with feedlots explained, Examination of breeding practices, Record keeping history noted, Dairy Herd Improvement Association cited.

Tape 1, Side 2: Technological changes (1955), Dairy association functions discussed, Milk markets in Lubbock and Amarillo mentioned, Veterinarian, drug bills cited, Size of dairy herd is 70 cows, Area dairymen placement in state competition given, Herd management noted, Dairy schedule and operations.

Range Dates: 1937-1974

Bulk Dates: 1937-1974

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