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Unnecessary for State to Send
j Away Large Sums for Thia
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BIG DRAIN ON RESOURCES
Money -Now Spent For Mules Would
Purchase Good Draft Mares Frorr
, Which to Obtain Mules-Points on
. Care of Mare and Colt-Home
Raised Mules as Good as Any.
The .tremiendo us outlay for male
power on the farm can he eliminated
to a large extent in South Carolina.
Already a considerable number of far
mers in the state are raising their
mules at home and if this policy is
adopted by all the state's farmers, the
large annual drain on the state's re
sources for this product will be,
Invested in brood mares, the
amount usually spent for mules would
purchase large, well-bred draft mares
of the right type for producing mules.
The cost of raising mule coits on the
farm to an age at which they can be
put to work is about $90 each, when
even every item in the process is
charged against him. This amount
sounds large, but the fact is that most
of it is charged against things that
are not missed on the average farm,
?Ince the colt can be developed large
ly on pastures and products of the
farm that would probably not be mar
beted in any other way.
Mares selected for mule raising
should be of draft type, with qniality,
pr>.d should weigh about 1,400 pounds,
though smaller mares are used with
good results for producing mules of
light weight. If maxes are bred to
ioal in fall, when work on the farm is
usually lighter and fall pastures are
good, they need lose very little time
during the year from their work in
the fie M. Light work is beneficial to
a brood mare even up to the time of
foaling, and the resultant ' colt is
stronger and more thrifty because of
it, provided the mare has been proper
ly nourished with succulent feed for a
few weeks before foaling.
The average period of gestation, or
Jtime between service and foaling, is
about 340 days or ll months, although
-this varies somewhat in both direc
tions. With this information, a farm
er cen have his mare foal at about the;
The pregnant mare's grain ration
should oe proportioned to the amount
of work she does. About three weeks
fceforer, foaling, wheat bran should be
added to her feed, the proportion of
this being gradually increased and
Other grain proportions decreased as
foaling time approaches. Ker food
snouid be altogether free of moldy
grain or woody fodder or straw.
An essential point rs to give the
mare in foal a large, roomy box stall.
.After foaling, mares should rest for
about two weeks before being put back
Give the mare and her colt as much
pasturase as possible, with the addi
tion of .bran and grain while the colt
is young. Care and attention are es
sential to mature the colt to proper
size and grain should be given to it
regularly with its pasturage or clean
Do not let a colt follow its mother on
.the road or in the field. Do not let a
4ibR suck while the mare Is overheat
ed. Always let the mare cool off first.
That mules can be raised profit
ably in South Carolina has been dem
onstrated .by several farmers in the
state, who save the expenditure usual
ly made for mule power and claim for
the home-raised mule many advan
tages ' over its Imported competitor.
Write to Sidney S. RittenbeTg, Clem
son College, for an itemized statement
of a comparison of mare and mule.
. JOHN O. WILLIAMS,
Livestock Demonstration Agent,
Clemson Agricultural College.
LE?TERS TO CLEMSON.
In seeking information or help from
Clemson College, farmers should ad
dress the expert or officer in whose
Une the point in question is, when
ever possible. This will avoid delays
.which are sometimes costly. This is
especially true of such matters as in
sect pests, plant diseases and animal
diseases, which can spread so rapidly.
IQ outbreaks of hog cholera, farmers
should either communicate immediate
ly with the county demonstration
agent'or with the veterinary division
ol Clemson College. Merely address
ing the college will get a letter to Its
goal eventually, but sometimes delays
which are dangerous come about. It
is a good plan fer a farmer to keep
.one of the experiment station bulletins
always a't hand, as In the front of
each of these bulletins will be found
the experiment station staff, which
"Will serre as a directory to any one
wishing to write to the college for in
The summer of 1915 was the most
.successful for silo-building that South
Carolina has ever had. There ls much
yet -to be done in this line, however,
and it is to be hoped- that this year's
record will be far exceeded next year
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Notice of Final Dis
To All Whom These Presents May
Whereas, J. H. Holder bas made
application unto this Court for
Final Discharge as Administrator
in re the Estate of Mrs. Sarah F.
Holder deceased, on this the 9th
day of October 1915.
These Are Therefore, to cite any
and all kindred, creditors, or par
ties interested, to show cause be
fore me at my office at EdgeSeld
Court House, South Carolina, on
the 14th day of November 1915 at
11 o'clock a. m., why said order of
Discharge should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P., H. C., S. C.
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State of South Carolina,
County of Edgefielcl.
In Re L. G. Watson, committee of
the effects of H. C. Watson:
All persons are hereby notified to
pay all claims due H. C. Watson
Lo the undersigned, and all persons
holding claims against bim will
have same properly approved and
presented to me for settlement.
L. G. WATSON,
Cora, for H. C. Watson.
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If you are going to build, remodel or repair,
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