Blessed for the Journey

A YouTube music video by Friends with the Weather featuring historical images and film footage of seagoing cowboys and the Heifer Project. Play it here.

Bringing Hope to War Torn Countries: The Seagoing Cowboys

An informative short YouTube documentary created by Lauren Miller, a student of Sarasota Christian School, inspired by her grandfather’s trip to Poland in 1945. Play it here.

A Tribute to the Seagoing Cowboys:

A Documentary Photo Story by Peggy Reiff Miller

resources_tributeUsing photos from their scrapbooks, Peggy Reiff Miller has put into video form a documentary and tribute to the Seagoing Cowboys. These men and boys volunteered to tend livestock shipped to war-devastated countries by UNRRA (the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration) and the Heifer Project (now Heifer International) after World War II.

DVD includes:
A Tribute to the Seagoing Cowboys (23-minute main feature)
A Tribute to the Seagoing Cowboys short version (10 minutes)
Cowboys at Sea and their Ships from A to Z (70-minute narrated feature)

No longer available.

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Dan West: Peacemaker

by David Sollenberger


Available from Brethren Press

Learn more about the man who was the inspiration behind the Heifer Project, today’s Heifer International, in this DVD.

Food and Clothing, Cattle and Love:

Brethren Service in Europe after World War II


Learn more about other programs of the Brethren Service Committee during the time of the seagoing cowboys.

Available from Brethren Press

Brethren Voices on Brethren Community TV:

“The Seagoing Cowboys”
Featuring Peggy Reiff Miller

Hosted by Brent Carlson
January 2009

resources_brethrenvoicesIn this community access TV interview, Peggy Reiff Miller shares photographs, history, and stories which she compiled during seven years of research on the beginnings of the Heifer Project and the seagoing cowboys. Produced for Portland, Oregon community access TV, this DVD lends itself for use in Sunday School classes, civic organization programs, Heifer Project promotions, etc.

Jan West Schrock, daughter of Heifer International founder Dan West, says of this program:
“This interview provides the most articulate and concise history of Heifer ever.”

Time: 28 minutes, 30 seconds

To order, send a check for $8.00 made out to Peace Church of the Brethren to:

Ed Groff, Producer
Brethren Voices
12305 NE 27th Street
Vancouver, WA 98684

Click here to listen to this program on YouTube