A beef cattle research facility

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Title: A beef cattle research facility
Author: Cooper, Patrick C.
Abstract: Beefcattle are the most important livestock in the agricultural economy of Texas . Central West Texas is the center of the U .S . cattle feeding industry producing twenty -two percent of the nation's supply of fed beef . During 1984 , over five millon cattle were fed in this area , making Central West Texas cattle feeding a $3 .5 billion industry . Beef is very popular , yet with greater national awareness of diet and health , the cattle feeding industry has had to place much emphasis on producing leaner beef . This has been accomplished to some extent with conventional research , but new technologies must be applied to make major advances in the economic efficiency of feeding cattle . The new existing facilities are soley pragmatic solutions consistíng of cormgated steel buildings with no regard to form , space , or image . Architecture , through form , space , and expression of technology and stucture , can enhance the educatíonal and research aspects of the agricultural industry and possibly give it its own new image .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /11620
Date: 1989-12


Cooper, Patrick C. A beef cattle research facility. Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /11620 .

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