General View of the Agriculture of the West Riding of Yorkshire; Surveyed by Messrs. Rennie, Brown, & Shirreff, 1793- With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement, and Additional Information Since Received Drawn Up for the

General View of the Agriculture of the West Riding of Yorkshire; Surveyed by Messrs. Rennie, Brown, & Shirreff, 1793- With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement, and Additional Information Since Received Drawn Up for the

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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. 1799 edition. Excerpt: ...fmall, but exceedingly inclinable to be fat, even ffom their sirst appearance, (if in any tolerable keep, ) as the ewes are bad nurfes. "We clip the latter end of May, or beginning of June; take the lambs from them fore end of July; milk the ewes twice or thrice to eafe their udders; put them into the barelt pastures we have till Michaelmas, after drawing out fuch of them as are most difapproved of. Thefe being put to the best pastures afterwards, (if thefe failed, ) to turnips or rape; fold at Christmas, generally at Wakesield, for from 40 to 50 fhillings each, and fat enough: the lambs are put to the best meat we can fpare, but most generally to old pastures, and eddifh if we can, till about November, when they go to turnips; the wethers to the best pastures after turnips, which make very fat by August following; have fold feveral years back my fhearlings, at 40 fliillings per head, last year 50 fhilling?, at Wakesield; thick fat, no lumberly weights, from 20 to 22 lb. a quarter, neat fmall sine bone, siiie grain and sine colour; and worth more by a penny per lb. than any large boned mutton in the kingdom, though net generally fold for it at prefent. Should be glad to hear of any other fort of fheep which get fo fat, and worth fo much money at 17 months old, notwithstanding the dif. ference of the quantity of food cat Uy thofe, and the other long wooled breeds, which I am convinced is very great. The rams eat nothing in wimer but turnips or hay, and grafs or clover in fummer; no need of oil cake or torn to make thefe thick, /at, and handsome for show, as is, I am informed, indifpenfably necessary to all the other long wooled breeds. They are sit for any wholefome fc: !, on a temperate climate, and will moil certainly pay more upon thin poor...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236575571
  • 9781236575579