Tireless livestock farmer and promoter - Levering was also one of the founders of the International Live Stock Exposition and the Saddle & Sirloin Club.
1849-1909 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
One of the founders of the International Live Stock Exposition and the Saddle & Sirloin Club, Mortimer Levering was a leader who worked to promote several species of livestock.
When he moved to Lafayette, Indiana, from his native Philadelphia, he became a farm manager for as many as twenty farms. On his own farm, he maintained herds of Jersey cattle, Shropshire sheep, and Shetland ponies.
Levering was an organizer of the American Shropshire Registry Association and its longtime secretary; secretary of the National Wool Growers’ Association; secretary of the American Shetland Pony Club; and director of the American Saddle Horse Breeders’ Association.
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