Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 34, No. 6

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 34, No. 6

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...W. B. Chipman, Secretary of Agriculture for Nova Scotia, writes: --" Our agricultural societies were established llO years ago and were reorganized in 1864 The Act states: ----"The object of such agricultural societies shall be to encourage and promote the introduction of improved stock, seeds, fruits, roots, implements, methods of culture, drainage, orchard cultivation, and improvement in farm buildings and domestic manufactures; and to diffuse information concernmg agriculture and horticulture. The funds of such societies, derived from the subscriptions of members or the public grant, shall not be expended for any object inconsistent with those above mentioned." Of late years we have confined the work of the associations to the purchase and maintenance of breeding sires. If they wish to g) outside of this they must ask permission from the oflicers. We now have 131 associations, the divisions are small. 73 societies which recently reported owned ll7 bulls, one society has 8, many societies also own rams and boars." ' Iuruovsn Lrvs STOCK IN ENGLAND asp IRELAND. In a recent letter Mr. Sanders Spencer, Holywell Manor, ' St. Ives, Hunts, England, says: --" For many years various societies, mainly the district societies in both England and Scotland, have hired stallions for the season; the first call for them to rest with the members of the societies, any vacant nominations to be open to the general public at an increased fee. In Nortumberland the county society have for two or three years purchased Shorthorn bulls, which have been stationed in the country districts. Very great benefits have been derived from this access to good sires. An extension of this system is most desirable and very probable. In more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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