Transactions of the State Agricultural Society, with Reports of County Agricultural Societies Volume 4

Transactions of the State Agricultural Society, with Reports of County Agricultural Societies Volume 4

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...not only to the intellectual 'improvement of the people, the increase of our national wealth and resources, but to the perpetuity of our flee institutions. REPORT OF TEE CASS COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. The second annual fair of this Society was held at Cassopolis, onthe 5th and 6th days of October, 1852. Owing to the fact that a Democratic Mass Meeting was held at the same time and place, the attendance was verylarge on the 5th, and a fair audience of about 500 persons attended on the 6th, to transact business, view the animals contending for premiums, and listen to the address of Mr. Justus Gage, of Wayne. It is not too much to say that the fair of this year far exceeded the previous one in interest, in the number of articles offered for exhibition, and in their superior quality. The whole number of articles and animals exhibited was 207; the whole number of premiums awarded, 98, of which 44 were cash premiums. Eighteen premiums were awarded on horses, and on cattle.. The farmers of Cass county have directed attention to the breeding of horses, for several years, rather more than to any other branch of agricultural industry, and they now can show a large number of fine draught horses. ln my opinion, (of little value to be sure, ) they esteem too highly, mere size. Horses with large bodies, small or long legs, and unbounded stomachs, are neither desirable nor valuable. Form, action, spirit and endurance, are essential qualities in a horse, no matter for what use he may be intended. In the cattle department the show was mostly of young animals. Cattle.breeding for the sake of gain, is not followed; hence, farmers have heretofore been satisfied with anything that could be called a " critter." Messrs. Jones, more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236892992
  • 9781236892997