Nebraska as It Is; A Comprehensive Summary of the Resources, Advantages and Drawbacks, of the Great Prairie State

Nebraska as It Is; A Comprehensive Summary of the Resources, Advantages and Drawbacks, of the Great Prairie State

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...The general elevation of the State, dry, cool, invigorating climate, dryness of the soil, purity of the water, rolling character of the country, superior natural shelter afforded by the groves, ravines and gulches, with the unlimited rich, native pasturage PRAIRIE, CORN-FIELD, AND HERD OF CATTLE, SIX MILESWEST OF LINCOLN, NEB. and the absence of local sheep diseases, make the entire State a natural wool-growers country. Many large herds have been introduced into western Nebraska in the last few years, and results have shown that not even the great sheep ranges of New Mexico and Colorado are preferable to the greater elevations of Nebraska. The short buffalo grass and dry climate of this region are especially suited to sheep in large herds. The high divides of the middle counties are also afavorite and natural location for sheep raising, where many herds of from 300 to 1,000 are grazed with great profit. In the older eastern counties, there are numerous herds, ranging from 100 to 8,000 and in all cases where experience and care in handling are exercised, the owners have had highly satisfactory experience. Sheep are more domestic in their nature and habits than cattle and will not flourish under the neglect and exposure that many herds of cattle experience. To make sheep husbandry profitable, a knowledge of the nature and habits of the animal, with constant care, is necessary. Many men have brought fine herds from Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin and put them on Nebraska ranches, in the care of ignorant and irresponsible herders, expecting to reap a rich harvest from the enterprise. Nearly all such enterprises have proven disastrous to the purely speculative men engaging in them. The same experience has followed kindred more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927850
  • 9781236927859