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Last cattle round-up.
The youngest wrangler.
A Tale of Teamwork.
Big equipment for big land.
All about the land.
The veteran's inheritance.
Storing the final harvest.
The annual cattle round-up was a highly anticipated time for members of the Matador Farm Pool.
The Matador Farm Pool was a product of very progressive farm policy in the post-war era.
For the youngest members of the Matador Farm Pool, the final drive and work in the corral was only for watching.
From its inception in 1946, the Matador Farm Pool grew the widest range of crops and raised diverse livestock.
With so much land and labour to manage, teamwork was essential on the farm pools like Matador that were built in the post-war era.
Matador families were equipment and farm technique early-adopters.
The area near Kyle provided the Matador Farm Pool with the necessary land base to sustain multiple families.
Much of the land owned by the farm pools came from special land set aside for veterans returning from WWII.
With the bins full, Matador Farm Pool members closed down grain farming operations.
Matador Ranch in Photos
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