Business: Raising Cattle by Computer

Greeley, Colo., has a population of 43,000 human beings and several hundred thousand head of beef cattle. The cattle can be found in hundreds of feeder pens within miles of the city's center, drinking, snoozing and, most important, eating. In the most modern of these operations, the food is blended by highly sophisticated, computerized feed mills. Last week TIME Los Angeles Bureau Chief Richard L. Duncan visited Greeley and sent this report on the sights, sounds and smells of a thoroughly streamlined feed-lot operation:

Moving from range to feed lot must be as disorienting for cattle as moving from the New Guinea...

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