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How to Grow Live Stock in the South
THE VALUE OF A PURE-BRED RAM AND HOW TO
GET HIM.
Tait Butler.
N JANUARY 1, 1910, there
were 760,000 sheep in the
States of Alabama, Missis
sippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. The
total valuation of these sheep was
$1,555,000, or an average of $2.05
per head. The average value per head
of the sheep in the United States on
this same date was $4.08 per head,
and in Iowa and Illinois, $5.30 per
head.
It will be noted that the average
value of the sheep per head in the
whole country was nearly double
that in the States of Alabama, Mis
sissippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. If
the sheep in these States had been
of a quality as good as the average
of the whole country, they would
have been worth $3,100,800 instead
of $1,555,000, as at present—a gain
of $1,545,800. Or if the quality of
our sheep had been as good as those
of Iowa and Illinois, the gain in
value of our sheep, without increas
ing the number at all, would have
1 A O ire AAA T _ .11 _1 _
l/tcu V ^ ,7 I V V. Ill UlUCi I uo,
our sheep would be worth 2 Vfe times
the present value if they were of as
good quality as the sheep of Iow-a
and Illinois.
The number of sheep raised in our
territory is small and steadily de
creasing, but even though this be
true, we are losing a large amount
each year because of the low quality
of our sheep. The feed which the
small number of sheep we have con
sume, sells for over $2,000,000 less
than it w-ould if given to sheep of
the quality of those of Iowa and Illi
nois. This gives an average loss of
over $500,000 for each of the four
States named. It will be well for
each individual sheep owner to keep
these figures in mind. Why should
he keep sheep that will give him
only $1 for feed consumed when he
might have a sheep that would pay
him $2 for an equal quantity of this
same feed?
How May We Improve the Quality
of Our Sheep?
There are just two principal forces
which may be brought into operation
for the improvement of the Bheep of
the South. These are, (1) better
care and feed and (2) better blood,
or breeding. This article must deal
only with the latter, as influenced by
the use of a pure-bred ram. In small
animals likr* PPn anH nnuIf rw thr. 1
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value of the products of the individ
ual animal is small; hence special
purpose breeds are not so generally
desirable as with larger animals. A
small percentage of increase In the
products of a special-purpose dairy
cow over the average general-pur
pose animal amounts to many times
the value of the entire product of a
small animal like a sheep. It Is,
r ‘rticUNv 17 in thi. «.rie., ”How to
Grow Live Stuck in the South.”)
> ANIMALS'
friend
• KILLS EVERY FLY
I-’ h strike-. When our gravity
Sprayer Is used. Keels In.
■***■* p«U off unininls
In Intel ur«* lunger than any
Iruiution. Used since 18*5
Thousands ol dairymen dupll
cate 10 ts SO gallons annually
alter testing Imitations Abso
lutely harmless , c ures all sutas
30 cents worth saves $ 10
i^L?ills.“di flesh on each tuw during fly season
No Uc* hi I'oiiltry House or any place* i.s^S
If dealer oilers substitute. semi us his name and SI lor
3 tul* gravity Sprayer .rod enough SHOO- M Y to protect 200
cows Name express office * f let iiriu-tl If anlnuils
OOtproterliHl. lree booklet. Social terms to agents
Mioo-Fly Mfg.Co.. 1341 N. loth Kt.. PhJIa.. Fa.
Tdttor knows lrsm eapeuente tliat Shoo-Fly is O. K.
therefore, probably desirable that we
continue to raise the sheep for both
wool and mutton. Climatic condi
tions may so afreet the fleece as to
make it inadvisable to grow the spe
cial heavy wool producing breeds and
our habits of scanty feeding will ren
der the larger special mutton types
less satisfactory. We shall conse
quently probably find it more profit
able to produce a medium-wool, me
dium-sized sheep. Of these we may
suggest the Shropshire, Dorset and
the Southdown; although this must
not be taken as indicating that many
other breeds, or in fact, any other
breed, may not be found profitable
and satisfactory if properly fed and
cared for.
What a Good Ram is Worth.
As stated in our last article, Prof.
LlOVd. Of the Mississinnl F!Tn*>rlm<»nt
Station, starting with common ewes
that only gave an average fleece of
2.9 pounds was by the use of a pure
bred ram and fairly liberal feeding
able to increase the average weight
of fleece to 5 pounds each, or an In
crease of 72 per cent, in five year*.
The actual Increase In the weight of
the fleece was 2.1 pounds per sheep.
In a flock of 40 sheep this amounts
to an Increase of 84 pounds of wool,
which at 2 5 cents a pound, gives a
total increase of $21 In the value of
the clip from the flock. The value
of the increase in the carcass was
probably not In less degree. If we
allow half this increase In the value,
1
(Courtmy WUww«in(«nc«eof Acrfcttltur*.
A MODEL SANITARY <X>\V STALL.
This stall, originated by Ex
consin, Is constructed so as to
feet between the crossbar and t
preventing her from fouling
she Is brought forward and c
crossbar. The cow is forced t<
when eating, because of the poi
crossbar is adjustable and the
or small cow. Hay is placed 1
The partitions are so construct
for the cow to step upon the u
to her. A wooden mat Is lali
mat is removable, permitting t
whenever occasion demands.
of the flock and its products to tht
better feed and care, and it was
probably not more, we still have e
profit from the use of a pure-bred
ram which will enable us to pay *
good price for him. A good pure
bred ram may easily be worth from
$50 to $100 in any ordinary flock ol
30 to 50 sheep. He can be purchas
ed for one-half those figures, but nc
one should expect to get a good ram
for less.
Things to Observe in Hnylng a Ram
In the purchase of a pure-bred
ram, do not be satisfied with one
that is eligible to registration; insist
on his being a registered ram. Too
many of the so-called pure-bred rams
that are not registered but are eligi
ble to registration are nothing more
than grades and are really not eligi
ble to registration because they arc
not, so far as any one knows, pure
bred. To obtain such a ram as is
desired it will be necessary for most
of our readers to buy on a mail or
der, and therefore we advise paying
a good fair twice to a well known and
reputable breeder
The Progressive Farmer and Ga
zette office received a request from a
.-ubscrlber In one of the larger rule*
of Mississippi to furnish the name oJ
a dairyman who would ship aim i '
pound* of butter * week \V » lja*«
been unable to find the man to ship
the butter, and yet people repeat the
old fallacy that there Is no market
for butter In the South. The first
dairyman we asked replied promptly
that he did not have the butler and
had to refuse orders frequently be
rause the demand for good butter far
PXreeded the supply
Do not expect the cows to give
much milk on a ration of corn and
fodder; they simply can not do IL
Governor W. D. Hoard, of Wla
force the cow to have her hind
he gutter when standing thus
the stall. When lylug down
impelled to lie In front of the
’ stand back from the hay rack
iltion In which It la hung. The
stall will accommodate a large
n the hay rack from the front,
ed that It Is almost Impossible
dder or teat of one lying next
1 over the concrete floor. This
he cleansing of the entire floor
; PRIZE WINNING POUND CHINAS
If you are going to buy hoy* buy
hoye. they are the eheapeet. My herd
won nine ribbon* at the Oklahoma
State Fair 1909. A la* a* Fanrg Bamrt
far ami*. Write today.
J. R. Spado,.Hunter, Okie
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I| ibl wbollttll hfkHta .
)Mta. ftfl «• br«*d
th* big mammoth KmJSS*
iMks. and mu yoa ,7J
el»M lack » to 10
•kMper than a dea.tr k!
■PMalator aaa w tuTZ! J*
' for prteea oa lack* "
A larva lot »o mini from. —•
CMy.
BLUB RIBBON
BERKSHIRE#
Bred GItte all eotd. Here aererel hande^m a
ter* by three at the beet Heed Hear* |* AaaC
out at ICO lb. wee and up. Our lten» wtnatM*?
eluded State Champ ton ehlp and at Shrerepa^tT
State Fair. 9 herd*. & etaleu rempetina. eurBMwi
another*. Our correupondemne k* Iwnaiku Zg
ou*ly. Inquirer* eleuee eretd Sr itemp for nl
FRIERSON A HOUJNGBWORm ^
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