PROMOTING QUALITY BEEF
A Historic Industry
Cattle have been in Florida since 1521 when Ponce De Leon made his second voyage to Florida.
Beef cattle in Northwest Florida were shipped by boat down the Apalachicola and sold to Cuba mainly for the hides which brought 50¢/lb in the late 1920s. Sweet Nobles negotiated a deal to butcher and sell 75 head per week to the state Hospital in Chattahoochee. His son Eugene started rounding up and buying cattle and the Jackson County Cattle Industry finally had a local market.
Jackson County Cattle Industry Economic Impact