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Belgian draft horses, 1931

Belgian draft horses, 1931

Title

Belgian draft horses, 1931

Description

A "get of sire" or "get of dam" quartet of mature Belgian draft horses of unknown names and ages. The two horses on the left in the photograph are roan in color, while the two horses on the right are chestnut in color. The horses are fitted with leather bridles and braided tails.
The Department of Animal Husbandry was established in 1898. At that time, the department had five breeds of horses, six breeds of cattle, seven breeds of sheep, and breeds of swine used for classes and research in breeding and feeding. Also in 1898, students in the Animal Husbandry participated in the first intercollegiate livestock judging contest at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska. Throughout the 20th century, the curriculum has focused on animal breeding and nutrition, meat and milk production, and pork, poultry, beef, dairy, sheep and equine systems management. The name of the Department was changed of the Department of Animal Science in 1962. The Department of Poultry Science merged with the Department in 1971.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

RS 9/11/N.AnimalScience.662-6-3

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1931
2006-09-08

Rights

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Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
20.0 x 15.2 cm

Type

Image (color)
Image

Identifier

9-11-N.AnimalScience.662-6-3
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/1723

Coverage

1930s;
United States -- Iowa -- Ames -- Iowa State University;