From Extension-Farm News, published by the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service at N.C. State University, January, 1950.
Recent purchases indicate that North Carolina farmers are continuing to improve both the quality and the number of their beef cattle stock, says L.I. Case.
Three Tar Heel breeders recently bought 12 head of purebred Hereford cattle at a dispersal sale held on the Albert Noe Farms, Pulaski, Tenn., Mr. Case said. W.K. Sturdivant of Wilkesboro bought a bull for $1,500 and a heifer calf for $1,125. P.H. Hanes Jr. of Winston-Salem bought two heifer calves, one for $1,050 and the other for $1,425. Graceland Farms, owned by M.O. Galloway and his son-in-law, D.H. Williams, both of Waynesville, bought eight head of females, five of which were winter and spring calves and the other three short yearlings, at an average of $1,227.50.
The 12 head which came to North Carolina, most of which were calves, averaged $1,225.