(Article of periodic en Français - 1984)

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L'engraissement des bovins aux Etats-Unis: l'exemple de la société Monfort of Colorado

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The shifting of the main cattle fattening areas from the Middle West to the Great Plains has entailed extensive changes for a quater century in the american geography of cattle industry| especially owing to the key position won by the very big integrated companies in meat production field. The Monfort of Colorado is an exemplary case and its industrial processes are described in the following article. Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, near Denver, the company breeds 500 000 oxes each year| after Cargill, the giant of cereal trade, the Monfort of Colorado is the second meat firm. (Ed.).


Article of periodic

published at : Norois. Revue géographique de l'Ouest et des pays de l'Atlantique Nord Poitiers

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 31, no124 [pp. 529-540]



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