"The average income of Korean farmers is from $75 to $150 a year. Cows provide milk, butter and meat, hides and manure, which has an inflated value in Korea as fertilizer. Those who receive a heifer must return one to the herd." Farmers stand with cattle they received from the "Cows for Korea" program, a humanitarian program run by American missionaries from Churches of Christ. Missionaries brought in milk cows from the United States and given to the agricultural department of Korea Christian College (KCC). The dairy products from the cows at KCC were distributed to orphans, hospitals, and the needy. Calves from these cows were given to orphanages, hospitals, disabled veterans' homes, and rural poor with the understanding that the first heifer offspring be given back to the college herd.
Jimmie Lovell Papers, Center for Restoration Studies, Milliken Special Collections, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.
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