Liner, Euel 1974-06-14

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Euel Liner, head of Lubbock Swine Breeders, discusses the implementation of the confinement and slatted floor concepts and relates the history of the organization. He then discusses the reorganization of the Texas Pork Producers Association and describes pork research carried out by the national organization.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Euel Liner

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: June 14, 1974

Location: Posey, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour, 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Magazine citations given, Early life, education examined, Recollections of early swine production, Market cycles explained, Recollections of early farming operation, education at Texas Tech, Teaching experience, government work related, Reasons for decision to go into swine production noted, Origin, development of Lubbock Swine Breeders given, Financing problems related, Criticism of academicians reviewed, Confinement, slatted floor concepts discussed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Confinement concept expanded, Growth of Lubbock Swine Breeders reviewed, Three-way cross concept cited, Confinement concept and breaking the disease cycle examined, Visitor regulations mentioned, Extinction of wild hogs predicted, Growth, potential of confinement, slatted floor operations given, Present operations, Rations and marketing discussed, Speculates on pork prices, Lubbock Swine Breeders merger with DeKalb (1972), Partnership with son-in-law mentioned.

Tape 2, Side 1: Partnership (continued), Evolution of Texas Swine Breeders into Texas Pork Producers Association recounted, Reorganization of state association (1968), Promotion program, national organization described, Service on National Pork Producers Council related, Discussion of pork research, Importance of commercial interests in the reorganization of the association explained, Personal awards mentioned, Demise of Poland China breed related, Drug expense discussed.

Tape 2, Side 2: Swine exports mentioned.

Range Dates: ?-1974

Bulk Dates: 1968-1974

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