Made in 1949, CATTLE AND THE CORN BELT presents the story of meat and corn production in the American Middle West. It shows a typical cattle ranch and the duties of the cow-hand; transporting cattle to corn belt for fattening; typical corn-belt farm with mechanical harvesting methods; and an annual country fair. The film includes images of a slaughterhouse, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation, railroads, stock yards, packing plants, and more. The film features images of Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa (the leading corn growing state), farming and cultivation, manufacture of feed, harvesting of soybeans, silos, hog raising, cattle raising, and more. The Olson farm near Marshallton, Iowa is profiled at the 3 minute mark. Cattle from Wyoming end up at the Olson farm where they are fattened up for sale, a process shown at the 8:30 mark. The Marshall County Fair at the 11:30 mark remains similar to modern ones, with a cattle show, carnival rides, contests, and more. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit