Cyclopedia of American Agriculture

Cyclopedia of American Agriculture

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... be one of the best tribes of Shorthorns evolved in America. Several importations were made into the eastern part of the United States from 1830 to 1860. This stock was very largely of the Bates strains. Perhaps the most important importations during this period were by Mr. Samnel Thome, of Thorndale, New York. His first importation was followed by others in 1854, 1855 and 1856. These constituted the highest-priced cattle that had thus far been brought to the United States. In 1857, Mr. Thorne purchased the Morris and Becar herd, consisting of fifty-three Shorthorns, at the reported price of $35,000. While the principal importations were confined to Kentucky, Ohio, and New York, Shorthorn activity was apparent elsewhere, notably in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Iowa. In Canada.--In 1833, Mr. Roland Wingfield, near Toronto, imported two Shorthorn bulls and five cows from England. Other early importations were made by the Home District Agricultural Society, Adam Furgeson, Messrs. George and John Simpson, William and George Miller and Frederick William Stone. It may be said, however, that the Shorthorns were not imported extensively to Canada until Scotch Shorthorns came into popularity. Messrs. George and William Miller, Simon Beattie, George Isaac and M. H. Cochrane were first responsible for Shorthorn activity in Canada. The first Canadian to bring Scotch cattle into prominence in America was Mr. Joseph S. Thompson, May field, Whitby, Canada. He imported the Champion of England heifers, Sylvia and Christobel, also Violet 4th. Mr. James I. Davidson, Balsam, Ontario, was also one of the early and most ardent supporters of the Scotch type in Shorthorns. He started his Shorthorn herd in 1860. From 1881 to 1887, practically all the...show more

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  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,057g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757394
  • 9781236757395