Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 36, No. 7

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 36, No. 7

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...keep for themselves are not allowed to see grain under any circumstances. It has been my practice for a long time to give no grain to the ewes I intend to retain in my flock after they are turned out in the spring. As a result, I have been very successful with my breeding ewes. But if I were to offer those ewes for sale, the purchaser would say they were not good cnough, --not fat enough for him. You must not allow the field in which sheep are kept to become fil-thy, or the grass to become tramped down, or they will go back in condition; see that they have plenty of clean feed all the time. Having kept your ram and ewes in the way I have described during the summer, in the autumn when the ram is to be put with the ewes, you must increase their feed allowance, and give them the best pasture that you can supply. Take the ram away from the ewes at night, and give him plenty of turnips and plenty of green food, supplemented with a liberal grain ration. A ram will never eat too much when running with the ewes all day. It is most important that the ewes should have exercise during the winter. This is a question that has always given us a good deal of trouble, but its importance cannot be overestimated. Mr. McKerrow, of Wisconsin, one of the most successful sheep breeders in the United States, fed his ewes eighty rods from where they were kept during the night. They made that trip two or three times a day, and he saw that the road was always kept (pen. ihis is a pan that anyone can follow with good results, as exercise is necessary to success. Do not give breeding ewes too many turnips. When lambing time approaches the supply of roots should be very limited, and they should be supplemented with a limited supply of oats and perhaps a little bran...show more

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  • Paperback | 442 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 785g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236809203
  • 9781236809209