National Geographic : 1932 Jul
COLORADO, A BARRIER THAT BECAME A GOAL A MOUNTAIN OF BEETS RISES ON COLORADO'S PLAINS After the sugar is dissolved from the beets, the pulp, tops, and molasses are used in feeding hundreds of thousands of sheep and of beef and dairy cattle. Everything goes back to the soil except the sugar, and that came from air and sunshine. For beets alone, Colorado farmers receive from $15,000,000 to $24,000,000 annually. photograph by Grant Eddy A MILLION SHEEP AND LAMBS FATTEN YEARLY IN THE SUGAR COUNTRY Every fall, after the great piled-up trucks of beets have rolled to the factories, sheep and cattle are brought by trainloads into the region north of Denver. Feeding pens near Fort Collins.