The Farmer's Register Volume 7

The Farmer's Register Volume 7

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...Anchor, Farm Yard MaNure. My observation and experience justify me in stating, that the husbanding of farm yard manure is (generally speaking) either imperfectly understood, or not sufficiently attended to in the county of Norfolk. The principal error in the, common method of manufacturing farm-yard dung, in Norfolk, originates with the prevalent custom of keeping the dung arising from diderent descriptions of animals in separate heaps or departments, and applying the same to the land without intermixture, and in an improper state. It is customary to keep the fattening neat cattle in yards by themselves, and the manure arising from them is of good quality, becausethe excrement of fat cattle is richer than that of lean ones: fattening cattle are fed with oil-cake, corn, Swedish turnips, or some other rich food, nnd the refuse and waste of such food thrown about the yard, increase the value of the manure; it also attracts the pigs to the yard. Those industrious and useful animals root the straw and dung aboui in search of grains of corn, bits of Swedish turnips, and other food, by which means the manure in the yard becomes intimately intermixed, and is proportionally increased in value. The feeding troughs and cribs in the yard should (lor obvious reasons) be shifted frequently. The store neat cattle are also kept in yards by themselves. The manure arising from them is of a very inferior description, and it frequently happens that a superabundance of straw is thrown out of the barn at one time, more than the slock in the yard can tread down properly: besides, there is not now the same inducement for pigs to root the straw about in the yard as there was previous to the introduction of threshing machines. The bam door in the store cattle yard is more

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  • Paperback | 764 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,338g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576950
  • 9781236576958