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PACIFIC COAST HOPS.
A. J. Luce, of Portland, furnishes a New York paper with
the following interesting ligures and comment on the hop
situation on che facilic coast:
Crop of 1896—
Oregon, 50,000 bales; 90 percent, choice expert hops, 10 per
cent, prime brewing hops.
Washington, 23,uuu bales; 10 per cent, choice export hops,
50 per cent, prime brewing hops, 40 per cent, poor (.mouldy
California, 45,000 bales; 20 per cent, choice export hops, 50
pei cent, prime brewing hops, 30 per cent, common brewing
hops; all sound, free of disease.
Total for Oregon, Washington and California, 1896 crop,
Crop of 1897—
Oregon, tto.OOO bales; 10 per cent, choice export hops, 30
pci cent, prime brewing hops, 30 per cent common brewing
hops, 30 per cent, mouldy, rotten, trash hops.
Washington, 32,000 bales; 20 per cent, choice export hops,
Co per cent, choice brewing hops, 15 per cent, prime brewing
hops, 15 per cent, common brewing hops.
California, 60,000 bales; 25 per cent, choice export hops, 75
per cent, sound, free from disease, all suitable for American
Total for Oregon, Washington and California, 1897 crop,
lis.o, Pacific coast, 60,000 bales suitable for export.
189 <, Pacific coast, 30,000 bales suitable for export.
The increase in the Oregon crop over our early estimates
was caused by the high prices expected. Twenty thousand
bales, mostly miserable trash, was harvested after the polls
should have been closed and vote counted. Today they stand
in bales like 1894, 1895 and 1896 crops of New York state, as
bairiers against high prices to American brewers.
Our large dealers are offering futures (paper hops) the
same as for the past few years, at lower prices than they could
buy and deliver at the present time. Mr. Brewer carries his
stock in his safe, instead of warehouse, subject to his call at
any time, and Mr. Grower becomes weary, and accepts what
he can get, unless he may have the quality that will please
the fastidious "John Bull.' If so, he can command the price
this year, and need have no fears of lower prices.
We estimate that there has already been received and ship
pea from this coast of the 1897 crop, in round numbers 50,
--000 bales. Thirty thousand of these were contracted hops, at
from 6@l2c per pound; the balance (20,000), have been pur
chased and shipped to Europe and American markets. Prices
paid, ll@lsy2C to growers.
The market is very strong on hops suitable for export. This
grade is much sought after and difficult to find, and, when
found, to purchase. Growers having this quality require no
tonic to ask and expect 15(&20c, but the other fellow who has
trash must have ginger or some stimulants soon, as poor hops
don't meet a friend on this coast.
Hops in New York are quiet. No cuange in market.
A great deal of harm is being done every year in breeding
from immature birds. Breeders will send off for eggs or
birds, raise more or less —generally less —from them, then the
next year use these young, undeveloped birds for breeders,
and then wonder why their young stock does not attain
greater size. The wonder is that they live to arrive at ma
turity. To obtain the best results, cocks should be at least
one year old before being used for breeding purposes, and
one and one-half years would be better, especially the larger
varieties. Pullets should also be one year or more before
breeding. If properly fed and cared for up to this time their
progeny will be bigger, stronger and a much larger percent
age of the young will live to become fully matured. Try this
and see if you do not materially increase the size, strength
md number raised from a given number hatched.
....D. H. DWIQHT....
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Sired by the highest scoring cock in the State. Well grown, well marked,
irrand shape. Try one and raise the quality of your flock. Can sell a few
choice pullets. Corresspoudence solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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THE LATEST AND BEST PACIFIC COAST RECORD.
At the Pierce County Fair 1807, my birds won 8 out of a possible 10 prizes.
At Salem, Oregon, at the State Fair, they won on Cockerels, Ist and 2nd;
on Pullets, Ist and and; on Hen, 2nd; on Pen, 2nd; only six birds entered.
Competition was keen in both instances. Stock for sale. Prices on appli
cation. . CHAS. C. JOHNS, 618 South N St., Tacoma, Wash.
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Manufacturer and Dealer in
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820 WEST ST., SEATTLE. 1102 PACIFIC ATE., TACOMA.
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