An Agricultural Survey of Wyoming

An Agricultural Survey of Wyoming

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...the mountain range from'the Pacific side of the continent. The conditions indicate the somewhat changeable climate with which the dwellers in that section are familiar. The cereal crops of every sort grow to perfection where duly supplied with water. Wheat makes a great yield; the Scotch Fife, Reliance, club, and amber receiving most attention. Winter wheat has done well in many instances. Rye and oats make large yields. It was in this garden spot that Mr. Sturgis obtained a potato yield of 974 bushels and 48 pounds per acre in 1890, and that crops of every sort of roots so well repay the farmer. The garden vegetables common to lower and warmer regions succeed remarkably here also. One of the finest gardens the writer ever saw in any Western State is to be found in the immediate neighborhood of Buffalo. The fact that the wild cherry, wild plum, the buffalo berry, the gooseberry, and raspberry, are commonly found along the little streams and among the hills was deemed sufficient warrant for the trials made in fruit-growing, whose success can not be doubted. Stock-growing makes an excellent accompaniment of farming throughout this region. Shorthorns, Herefords, Sussex, and West Highlands find special favor for the range; the Shorthorn, Jersey, Ayrshire, and Holsteiu for the dairy. Horses also receive much attention, and are increasing in importance. The Percheron for draft, the French and English coach horses, the llambletonian, and Morgan, with crosses of these with the breeds above-named find special favor. Swine seem to be a natural accompaniment of a corn crop, and to find place in proportion to its success; and accordingly they are found in considerable numbers here as they were found in Avestern Crook. In the summer season they feed...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890914
  • 9781236890917