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    -Authentic reports show there is 10,000 cattle within a five mile radius of Chandler, and there is also many thousands of sheep.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/17/1913)

    -A new report by the livestock sanitary board says that during 1912 there was 371,000 heads of cattle were sold or slaughtered in Arizona.  Average value around $35 for the cattle.  The total income to the stockman was close to $13,000,000, but the board had a deficit of $14,000 for the year.  This was accounted for by the repeal of the brand tax.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/7/1913)

    -The interstate Commerce Commission has established lower rates on cattle traveling from parts of Arizona to Los Angeles.

    Yuma: $80 to $58, Tartron: $90 to $73, Phoenix: $95 to $90.50, Buckeye: $116 to $94.50, Florence: $121 to $96.50, Tucson: $105 to $94, and Benson: $110 to 100.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/21/1913)

    -Miller and Lux from California is seeking land to lease for their cattle, because California isn't getting the rain they need.

    More livestock may come in, which is good for the ranchers for the extra money it brings.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/2/1913)

    -There will be a cattle auction next Wednesday in Chandler.  Mr. G.H. Sturgeon will auction off 40 cows at that time.  Mr. Peabody will also sell some mares.

    The Ladies' Aid Society will serve food for a charge also.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/9/1913)

    -Range cattle are becoming a problem for ranchers since they are damaging tgrees and vegetation.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/9/1913)

    -Mr. Sturgeon successfully sold his 40 cattle last Wednesday at the auction at M.P. Freeman's corral.  $76 was the highest bid by P.A. Yarbrough of Chandler.  The cow was a jersey and a fine milk producer.  Most of the stock was sold to people of Chandler.

    There was about 100 people there, C.O. McMurty of Phoenix was the auctioneer.  Prior to the sale, he sold off the household goods and farm implements of W.P. Robinson.  Several fine mares were also sold.

    The Ladies' Aid Society served lunch at noon.  There was an abundance of sandwhiches, coffee, and pies sold at five cents each.  They made a neat sum.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

    -Shipments of cattle from the Salt River Valley totaled over 12,000 head for the winter season of 1912-1913.  (Reprinted from the California Cultivator, Chandler Arizonan 7/18/1913)

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