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A. J. Lindsay, longtime cattle buyer, explains the basic factors involved in the buying and selling of cattle and discusses changes over the years.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: A.J. Lindsay

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: July 15, 1975

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Personal history and initiation into the cattle business, Essential knowledge involved in buying cattle, Fluctuations of the stockyard business today as compared to the 1930s and 1940s, Factors which played a part in the transition to the auction ring as compared to the yard system, Mode and necessity for "shaking up" or classifying cattle, Definition of a "starter" and skills this job requires, Most prevalent mistakes in the buying and selling business, Strategies involved in buying cattle, Recent price fluctuations and causes, Source of supply for cattle, Primary sources of cattle hands, Organization of the stockyard and cooperation among the different cattle companies, Effect of packers moving to the country on city stockyards, "Selling on the rail", The packer’s greatest opportunity to rob the seller, Importance of following future’s market.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930s-1975

Bulk Dates: 1930s-1975

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