Horses and Mules in American Agriculture; With Special Reference to Their Function in Agricultural Production

Horses and Mules in American Agriculture; With Special Reference to Their Function in Agricultural Production

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...1916, 1916, and U17 for exoaple, the heaviest receipts at the leading markets were in the autumn months. lealors in the horse and mule trade perfom the normal middleman functions of collecting the surplus animals from the producers, assembling anu classifying them for the c?nrenience of the buyers, and facilitating their distribution to the users. In the usual process of marketing the services of the following classes of dealers are involvedi The country buyer, who "rides the country" and purchases horses Or mules from the individual farmers in the producing region. His is the initial service in the assembling process. The connl33loa salesman whose function is to receive the shipments Of the country buyers and other consignors and dispose of there in the central market. Ho frequently finances the country buyer and to a limited extent may perform tha service of clausi fioation. 'The central market dealer who buys fro.: the commission men and others, or who may even have representatives buying in the country, and who sells in large or small lots to various classes of buyers. His service is primarily that of assembling and classifying. The uistrlbutin dealer, who is located In a center In the deficit area and who sends his representative to the big assembling market to buy stock which he sells either directly to users or to retail dealers from more remote points, The retail distributing dealer who sells dlrectly to users. 'he exporter, who is usually a representative of a foreign company and is sent to the assembling market to select and purchase stock suitable for foreign trade. The normal mar, Bting c wrse for horses, as typified by the practices centerln in the Chicago market, is as follows: The country buyer, with more

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