Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture Volume 8

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... for years in the kingdom of Norway, and that country has enjoyed a perfect immunity from this terrible scourge, till, during the past season, exception was made by the government in favor of some Ayrshire cattle imported for the farm of the Royal Agricultural College. These cattle were landed in August, and carried the pleuro-pneu-mouia, so called, and on the 20th of December last, thirty, out of the sixty head, had died or been killed, and others were still diseased, au experience strikingly similar to our own. With the exception of the misfortune above alluded to, the past year has been one of marked prosperity, most of the crops of the farm being fully up to the average of years, while the abundance and yield of fruits, wheat, barley, oats and rye, were wholly unprecedented in the history of our agriculture. May the enterprise, thrift and skill of the farmers of this Commonwealth be always rewarded by similar generous harvests! CHARLES L. FLINT, Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture. Boston, January 28,1861. REPORTS OF DELEGATES APPOINTED TO VISIT THE AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITIONS. ESSEX. attended the annual exhibition of this society which was held at South Danvers on the 25th and 26th of September. The trustees of the society had complied with the precautionary recommendation of the Board, and had declined to have an exhibition of neat stock. The show of live stock was, therefore, confined principally to horses and sheep, of which there was a fair show, with probably as good specimens as are exhibited anywhere in the State. But I hope the day will soon come when we may see at our cattle shows entries of sheep, which will rival in variety and in the number of those who compete for the premiums, the shows of neat stock, which have heretofore...
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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665422
  • 9781236665423