A Handbook of Agriculture Volume 7

A Handbook of Agriculture 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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...from pasture. 9. There is no other product of the farm that has fluctuated so slightly in value as good mutton. 10. By comparison wool costs nothing, for does not the horse and cow, in shedding their coats waste what the sheep saves? Hints for Beginners 11. Study your farm conditions so as to be able to select sheep suitable for your locality. 12. There is no breed suitable for all conditions., 13. There are so many sheep that it is easy to choose sheep adapted for any locality. 14. Of all things use a pure bred ram. 15. It is possible to begin with grade American Merinos and by consecutive crossing with Sbropshires or j Oxfords get good mutton sheep. 16. A source of failure in crossing! the Merino with mutton sheep has been that the shepherd used to Merinos did not feed the crosses sufficient. 17. Before beginning to select a flock of ewes, one should have a dis I tinct type in mind and pick carefully, to this type. I 18. Field rams always give the farmer the best results in produce. 19. Avoid the use of highly fitted, stable fed, show rams. 20. Select the ranis carefully; continue to grade towards a better type; cull out those deficient, and the flock will respond promptly to the effort. 21. A big, coarse-boned ewe with a strong head and thick neck is not the right sort to raise a good vigorous lamb and suckle it properly for two months. 22. The ewe of right type should be medium sized, weighing in moderate flesh, 150 pounds at least, as a yearling. 23. In buying sheep keep the most profitable type in view; pick to that as closely as possible; take the best and leave the culls. 24. The demand of today is for a sheep that may be made ready for market any time before It becomes twelve months old. ftfanagement of the Flock. 25. Before you can tend...
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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612205
  • 9781236612205