Respected cattle judge and first Argentine cattle breeder to judge at the International Live Stock Exposition.
1868-19?? | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
Carlos Duggan was the first Argentine cattle breeder to judge at the International Live Stock Exposition in 1916. Argentina was a leader in the beef industry as early as the late 1800s, when refrigerated railcars and ships opened the export market. Cattle first imported by the Spanish Conquistadors had thrived there, and Argentine ranchers could export beef when it was seasonally less available in the Northern Hemisphere. Cattlemen from the British Isles settled in South America to capitalize on this opportunity.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to British parents, Duggan’s family had the largest breeding herds in their nation and controlled one million acres of ranch land. The foundations of their famous Shorthorn herd were from Amos Cruickshank’s Sittyton herd.
Duggan was treasurer of the Shorthorn Association of Argentina and was a respected beef cattle judge around the world.