The Sheep Breeder Volume 40

The Sheep Breeder Volume 40

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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: ...purpose of improving the marketing condition and the grades of wool grown? What is the use of growing good wool when you don't get a better rate for it? We are going to answer this question at our pool this year when we grade each lot of wool from each grower, thus giving him a chance to improve the grade of his wool for which he will receive a better market price. We expect to pool most of the clip from the county's 17,000 sheep, this first year. The officers electe'd at this meeting were: Col. C. A. Hitchcock, of Crookston, president; Chas. W. Brown of Crookston, vice president, and E. C. Hiler of Erskine, secretary and treasurer. E. C. HILER. M. M. Dickson and Carl Dickson, who operate 2,000 acres seventeen miles northwest of Harrington, west of Spokane, shipped to Portland, Ore., 2.000 pounds of fleece sheared from their own flock of 500 sheep. This will bring from 40 to 80 cents a pound, according to grade. Their animals are grade stock, but they plan to replace them with pure breds. In regard to raising sheep in the Harrington vicinity, Mr. Dickson said: "A good ewe costs from $15 to $20. Each year a ewe should produce eight pounds of wool and a lamb that would bring $9 or $10 when four or five months old. "Sheep are easily kept. We do not have to dip our sheep; coyotes do not bother us at all and the sheep eat the waste products of the farm. They are great weed eaters and brouse and grow fat where a steer would starve. They winter easily and do well with straw and some hay. We fed some hay for six weeks, but the sheep were out every day except two this last winter. "A farmer with a small flock should get 150 per cent increase each year, as a well-kept ewe will frequently have twins. Every farm section in this country...show more

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  • Paperback | 626 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,102g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868358
  • 9781236868350