Date of Award

Summer 7-1-1963

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Robert A. Kennelly

Second Advisor

Otto F. Jakubek

Third Advisor

Persis J. Sturges


For many years Florida has led the United States in citrus production and since 1946 has been the source of great quantities of citrus wastes as a result of the production of frozen citrus concentrates. Conversion of these wastes into feed for the rapidly growing cattle industry has provided an effective and profitable way to dispose of these wastes. Since Florida does not produce large amounts of grain or other feed concentrates, the development of citrus feeds has been fortunate both for the citrus and cattle industries in the state. The situation is so fortunate that authoritative sources have maintained that the availability of citrus byproduct feeds has been a key factor in the rapid rise of the cattle industry within the state. The purpose of this study was to identify the citrus by-product feeds and to determine their relationship to the cattle industry in Florida; then to estimate the future significance and future relationship of the citrus industry and cattle industry in the state. Most of the material used in this study was supplied by various authorities and organizations through written request. Personal correspondence with Florida agricultural leaders proved to be a most valuable source of information. The study does not attempt to exhaust such topics as the citrus industry or the cattle industry in Florida.