Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 26, No. 8

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 26, No. 8

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... skin with the left hand, and the operation is completed, and, if skilfully performed, with scarcely any risk. I have so operated on thousands, and do not remember losing one from castration, but have now and again lost a ewe lamb from swelled dock, inflammation having set in. Sometimes one will bleed too freely; if so, take a piece of small, soft string, tie moderately tight around the tail, and let it remain till the bleeding stops; then remove it, or the tail will swell. We have now the ewes and lambs fit for the field. Do not turn them out if the ground is cold and damp, or your lambs may get chilled and your ewes will shrink their milk, and as a consequence the lambs receive a check. If the weather is suitable, and there is feed for them, they will do better out than in the yards, particularly the twins. Perhaps an old pasture is the best place. 'At first turn them out only for a few hours in a day, bringing them into the yards at night, and there feed them a few roots and a little grain with a little out clover hay, which may be left off by degrees as the pasture improves. The very best green feed I have ever found for ewes and lambs is rye sown in the fall. Begin to feed it off When about six inches high, or at such a time as will enable you to have it all fed off before it comes out in head; this may be grown on the field intended for turnip crP-The ewes on this feed do not require any grain; the ock master can use his '"1 jlldgment as to feeding his lambs grain or not. Undoubtedly they will thrive faster With than without it. Grain can easily be fed to the lambs if the rye is fed off with the use of hurdles or netting, which decidedly is the best plan. By using the lamb hurdle the lambs can run ahead of the ewes, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990641
  • 9781236990648