AGRICULTURE: Going, Going, Gone

From 46 states and several foreign countries, a crowd of 6,000 gathered at Dan Thornton's Colorado ranch last week for the big doings. Dan Thornton was selling one of the best Hereford herds in the world. To get his guests in the proper buying mood, he fed them well, on 1,200 lbs. of beans, 150 lbs. of apple sauce, 100 lbs. of Spanish onions, 50 gallons of pickles, 8,500 buns and 2,400 lbs. of barbecued meat. Between meals, the auction went on for two days. In 20 hours of selling, $729.95 worth of cattle were bought every minute.

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