Importing sheep from Australia   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: To improve domestic flocks, sheep and other livestock could be imported from countries whose breeds might have more desirable traits. Animals would often be brought over on large cargo ships like the one photographed here by Joe Munroe, 1960. With advancements in technology, it is no longer necessary to import live animals; instead, embryos and semen can be stored and shipped at below-freezing temperatures and cross-bred with domestic stock. Joe Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P400_B30_F2024_JPG043
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Sheep; Sheep--Breeding; Livestock--Transportation
Places: San Francisco (California)