The Wool Grower and Stock Register Volume 8-10

The Wool Grower and Stock Register Volume 8-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...the fact that wool growing, as a business, had got to retire from Western Now York, as completely as from the British Isles and give place to the production of meats to supply the wants of our many cities and villages; but being considerably in, and desiring to make as much as possible while getting out, he is yet puffing the Merinos as manfully as when lands were two hundred per cent, cheaper, and wool twice as high, and when there were indifferent means of transport for the wool grown on the cheap lands of the West and South. W. B. Patt. WASHING SHEEP. Foa some years past I have thought that the practice of washing sheep before shearing was injurious to the animal, and my last year's experience and observation prove it to my own satisfaction at least. Observing within the last year that one of my acquaintances sold his wool on contract at a very high price, agreeing to deliver it in good order, and for fear that there would be some trouble, he very effectually washed his sheep with great care, shearing them at the proper time. The wool was very dry, or in other words, the oil did not raise, although the sheep were in good order. His sheep were well grazed through the summer, and well taken care of through the winter, but his loss in sheep has been very large. Two years ago this spring I washed a buck thoroughly that had cost a high price, to see what amount of wool he would shear; the result was, that he pined awny with good attention, so that I did not use him in the fall, but he still continued to go down hill until February when he was scarcely able to get up when down. He finally took a change for the better, and has improved ever since. Believing that the washing was the cause, I concluded to try further, so last spring haing some forty..show more

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  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 798g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529405
  • 9781236529404