Congressional Edition Volume 2801

Congressional Edition Volume 2801

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...regarding the resources of Colorado. The only counties in the State which did not receive taxes from sheep property during 1800 were Baca, Clear Creek, Dolores, Fremont, Gilpin, Hinsdale, Montezuma, Pitkin, and Sedgwick. The leading counties represented in the sheep industry are Arapahoe, Elbert, El Paso, Huerfano, Lincoln, Las Animas, Weld. Montrose, and Archuleta. In regard to the statement that has become current, that there are a smaller number of sheep in Colorado than there were two years ago, I have no hesitation in now saying, after fully investigating the matter, that it is a mistake. It is true that since 1888 an unusual number of sheep have been either shipped or driven out of the State, yet in this number there should be included a large number that were brought in from Oregon and New Mexico for the very purpose of selling to feeders. The increase of Colorado flocks during this period exceeded the number consumed within the State and those shipped or driven out but these two sources of decrease together will not equal the number that have been increased by the lamb crops since 1888 by at least 100,000 head. The report of the statistician for the Department of Agriculture for January and February, 1891, gives the numbers and values of farm animals for Colorado as follows: The statistician's reports are ordinarily very accurate, and accepted as such; but as far as Colorado is concerned the numbers of both cattle and sheep are placed too high, and the average value of cattle is also in excess of actual value. This report also places the average value of each sheep in the United States at $2.50, and places the average value of Colorado sheep at $2.37. On this basis the only States or Territories west of the Mississippi River that equal more

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  • English
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  • 9781236620576