Farmers' Bulletin Volume 51-74

Farmers' Bulletin Volume 51-74

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...it seems, of a fixed weight; some wanting birds from 8 to 10 pounds, others from 10 to 12 pounds, and so on up to 14 and 16 pounds. The French feeders contract to deliver a certain number of birds of a certain weight; when ready for market they are all classified according to weight, and neatly packed in uniform cases containing 10, 15, or 20 birds. On the other hand, he declares, the Irish birds are packed without neatness or uniformity as to weight, in all sorts of boxes or cases, some containing 50 birds, some 20, and so on, birds in the same case varying in weight from 5 to 16 pounds. His conclusion is, "It is so much trouble to us to handle these and select the different weights that any profit we can make on them is not remunerative." In certain respects the tastes of consumers vary according to the markets of different sections--what does very well in the East may not do in the West, and vice versa. Even the various cities have their special requirements, especially marked in regard to all food products. This or that will do in Boston that will not do in New York. Chicago exacts this or that which is not essential in St. Louis, and so on. Hence, the farmer must carefully study the requirements of the market to which he is tributary. In the present bulletin, while many of the observations of the writer were made in the Chicago market, yet, as far as possible, pains have been taken to present practical suggestions adapted to all our leading markets, and the general principles illustrated are equally applicable everywhere. THE TRADE IN FARM PRODUCE. The trade in the varieties of produce under consideration is so organized that between the producer and the consumer it generally, except 40085--Bull. 62--08-2 in the case of...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934180
  • 9781236934185