Bulletin of the Botanical Department, Jamaica Volume 3

Bulletin of the Botanical Department, Jamaica Volume 3

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...to a 20 ft. rope is very general in Denmark, even on large farms, as it is considered that it is the most economical way of using the pasture to begin at one side and gradually moving on to the other side). The entire herd is shifted five times a day, each cow being given 3ft. or 4ft. of fresh pasture at each change. Pedersen's five head of cattle consumed 10,788 lb. of grain feed mixtureground together, valued at 33 4s., and hay and roots at 12 16.--all of which, except some oilcake, was produced upon the place. The cows gave 30,438 lb. of milk, for which he would receive, at the co-operative creamery, 58 16s., but he made more of it in butter and cheese at home. The heifer sold for 9. The swine ate 8,845 lb. of grain, together with the whey and skim milk, not otherwise used, and offal from the garden, on which he put a total value of 40 16s. He slaughtered three for home consumption, and sold seven, also twenty-one suckling pigs, fr 49 6s The sum realised for fruit, vegetables, and seed was no inconsiderable item, but was not mentioned by Pedersen, and may be at least set against the expense for manure. He and his family had, however, everything from the seven acres and 30 6s. in cash, even if the milk had been sold to a creamery. THE MILK SUPPLY COMPANY OF COPENHAGEN. This company delivers somewhat less than one-fourth of the milk consumed in that city, at a slightly enhanced price; but it is absolute ly pure and wholesome. Forty-two dairy farms, with 4,600 cows, supply" the milk under the strictest rules as to cleanliness, feeding, cooling the milk, &c. The company employs three veterinary surgeons and some trained dairymaids to constantly examine the dairies and surroundings...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775201
  • 9781236775207