The Country Gentleman Volume 72, PT. 2

The Country Gentleman Volume 72, PT. 2

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...490 acres to let. _-The rise in the price of our quartern loaf is singularly unwelcome in London, though I should not wonder at seeing it higher before winter is past. Millers find the position at present comparatively easy, with last year's enormous reserve to draw on. With your consuming more and more of your home roduce, and with the harvest results in ussia still uncertain, there is much speculation in the trade, though nothing of the plunging of the Leiter wheat corner, which proved so disastrous here. At present there is only about four months' supply in the country, notwithstanding that we have the whole of our own crops to deal with. Early millings of home grown are_ not turning out in any way satisfac to_rily. It is evident that we shall have to look more to our colonial supplies in the future, though we are not prepared to place a tarifi on foreign roduce in their favor. The strain shoul be relieved in February, however, by Argentine supplies. In south Russia cattle have long been used for draft purposes, dairy farming being mostl confined to the northern provinces. nglish cattle, chiefly ShortHorns, have hitherto been imported on a considerable scale to im rove the breed, but a number of German-red Short-Horns of British extraction are also imported. German farmers import our Short-Horns, breed them, and send the resulting stock into Russia at far chea er prices than those asked by British bre ers, while our bulls, unfortunately, often cannot stand the rough pasturage and treatment which they find in Russia. At the same time the halfbreeds are in every way a great improvement on native stock. Attempts to persuade farmcrs to improve their stock are made from time to time by the government, which two years ago bought...
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  • Paperback | 946 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 47mm | 1,651g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917987
  • 9781236917980