Tiffany Bros. Replace B-29 Bombers With Cattle At Former Army Airstrip
Several businesses now occupy the space where B-29s were prepped and staged before their crews took them overseas during World War II.
Occupying about 500 acres, at the former Herington Army Airfield, the company with the largest footprint, is Tiffany Cattle Company, owned by brothers Shawn and Shane Tiffany.
Their cattle pens now occupy what had been the two crosswind runways and a taxiway, which serviced both of them.
“Our main office would not have been located where it is today,” said Shawn Tiffany, chief operations officer. “It’s been remodeled numerous times but it was one of the original barracks off of the field.”
According to blueprints of the original Herington Army Airfield, land on which they grow feed for the cattle was a trap range.
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