Antelope Shearing Corral near Bridgeland, Utah. At one time over
100,000 sheep were sheared here each spring. Now, about 5,000 sheep are
sheared. Portable shearing units now shear the sheep on individual
ranches. This corral and shed, located in Antelope, Duchesne County, was
removed in 1973 and no longer exists.
Bottom photo shows Frank Lovata watering sheep after shearing on Leland
Bench, east of Myton. Shearing is now done by portable shearing units,
which eliminates trailing to a central sheep shearing plant. Shearing
begins about April 20 and lambing about May 10.
Both photos taken in 1955.
Loading seed on an airplane for seeding on the Green's Lake
Watershed. Pictured are Warren Adams, pilot; Ken Clark, helper; and
Horace Andrews, SCS employee.
Photo taken December 9, 1957.
Photographer Lee Carlson.
Snow Survey measurements are taken at the Kings Cabin course by
SCS employees Grant Parrish and Roman Pfieffer.
Photo taken April 1, 1957.
SCS Soil Auger is operated by SCS employee John Swenson.
Photo taken in 1953.
Heaton Brothers Ranch in Kane County, 1 mile south of Alton,
Utah. Cattle grazing on seeded range. Picture was taken from SE corner
of property looking NE. Ross Heaton and his Son, Karl, are on the
horses. The grass seeding shown in the picture was made in the fall of
1952 on approximately 1200 acres. It was seeded to smooth brome,
intermediate wheat, orchard, and yellow blossom sweet clover. While we
don’t usually recommend orchard grass for seeding in this area, orchard
was recommended in this case because the seed was produced locally.
Clippings made since the second growing season have shown that this land
is producing between 1500 and 2500 pounds of air dry palatable forage
per acre. Before seeding the range was producing about 250 pounds of
sagebrush per acre and there was no grass or palatable weeds. Cost of
clearing and seeding ran between $10 and $15 per acre. Seeding this
spring-fall range was a considerable help to the ranchers. Feed in
Southern Utah is normally short in the spring.
Photo taken in 1958.
Photographer Earl Spendlove.
Testing for Soil Moisture. A father and his son (with instruction
from SCS) test for soil moisture in their barley field in Beryl, Utah,