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★ LIVE STOCK AND DAIRY ★
THE ANGORA GOAT AS HE IS. DAIRYING ON A SMALL FARM. Some Wrong Notions Corrected— Ry Growing Soiling Crons and Buy. t»oo«i yuiiuiiCT «>i ui(i .lugoru, What He Can am! Can Not I)o. Messrs. Editors: Many absurd statements appear in print, that the Angora goat will increase like the old common or hairy goat, and that they will thrive on bushes, briers, fS ' — -- AX AXftORA IK)E. tin rans, etc., nrul that they bear fleeces of from 10 to 2f> pounds each that sell from $1 to $0 per pound. The fact Is the pure-bred Angora produces hut one kid annually, there being, of course, twins occasionally, just as with a good breed of sheep. They shear from 3 to 10 pounds of mohair that sells at from 30c. to $1 per pound. It is true the Angora Is a browser, not a grazer, and eats all manner of brush, both In summer and winter, but In winter he requires good feed and shelter the same as other val uable domestic animals. He is a great tilth and brush ex terminator and has none of the ob jectionable qualities of the common goat, such as climbing fences, odor ous smell, etc., hut is equal to the mutton breeds of sheep In the qual ity of meat he furnishes. His car cass. however, Is not so large as the mutton breeds of sheep. lie flourishes In any climate, cold or hot, the offspring being, by the wav, unable to withstand cold until a few days old. lie Is especially adapted to hill lands, hut thrives on lowlands and If kept on low or marshy land, will exterminate the undesirable growth of swamp lands. It being necessary on low lands to look care fully after the trimming of his feet. He has no grease In fleece and It Is, therefore, very important to keep him free from lice or ticks or other external parasites. His hair Is much stronger than wool, hence the high price of mohair and mohair goods. One mohair suit will out wear two woolen suits and will be free from dust and dirt. lie can he kept in the same barn with sheep or on the same pastures without four of crossing the breeds. The writer keeps Ills flock of An goras, about f>0 head, with a little larger thick of sheep both w inter and summer, yet they do not associate with each other, their natures and habits being so different. In summer, at noonday, when the sheep have sought the shade, Mr. Goat quietly browses in the gleam ing sunshine, and while Mr. Sheep grazes in tin* night-time Mr. Goat Is at rest. T K. THATCH Cleveland, Tonn. , mg Concentrates a Place Can Soon Ho Made Kicli. I have been following a three year rotation with peas planted after the corn and oats, but my cotton dies with the wilt. What change would you ndvise me to make? About one-third of my land (30 acres) is partly taken with Berutnda grass. I have A RUCK OF GOOI» QUALITY. been thinking of fencing tliis Held and stocking with cattle. O. E. K. (Answer by I’rof. \V. F. Massey.) On so small a place I do not think that you can afford to depend on pas ture. Grazing belongs to largo areas. Hut you can make a small place profitable by running a dairy and having at all time plenty of green forage to cut and feed to cows in the stable, and can in this way make a great deal of manure and improve your farm rapidly. I would suppose that you would have a good market for good butter as there is always a scarcity of good butter in the South ern towns. Your climate will give you a great advantage for this sort of work. As cotton wilts on your land, there is no money for you in cotton, and I would devote tlie place to the pro duction of forage and green feed. You can grow some corn, of course, and that l would put in the silo, planting the corn a little closer than you usually do for grain. That is, plant it in rows 4 feet apart and 10 inches in the row'. Then, having a small silo, you can put the corn into the silo when it is beginning to glaze. Then the peas in the corn can be cut as wanted daily and fed to cows in the stable, and you can sow oats and crimson clover on this land in September, using one bushel of oats, and 15 pounds of clover seed sown on after the oats are sown and harrowed in. This will make you a fine crop of hay, and you can follow the oats and clover with peas, and cut them, too, green for feeding and what are not used in this way you can make into hay. Then follow these peas with crimson clover alone, to be cut and fed green in spring and turned for corn. The silage and hay will give you an abundance of feed and you can soon be able to carry a large number of cows with only a small lot of Bermuda to turn them on for exercise more than any thing else. Feeding them in sum mer the green stuff, either in this feed lot or in stalls, and getting a large lot of manure, you can grow more and more feed. Mr. Dietrich, in Pennsylvania years ago, did this on a 15-arre farm till he finally kept 30 cows on the 15 acres and had more long feed than they could con sume. In a few years you should be able to Teed fully 30 cows, and hav ing this short, rotation and a great deal of manure, yon could make all the feed they need, and if you study modern dairy methods and put up a first-class article of butter you should be able to make money on a small place These forage crops of peas, oats and clover w ith corn silage will bo far better for you than grasses. Hog Raising for Profit. Messrs. Editors: It would seem to me that there was never a bet ter outlook for the pure-bred hog In the Sooth than at present, and with hogs selling for 910.50 on the hoof In Chicago, It would seem high time that the Southern farmer should decide to have his meat house on his own farm, especially when he can raise his own pork at one third the price he Is now paying for It, by getting Improved stock and raising grazing crops as much as pos sible. Crimson clover and rye for winter pasture, followed by rape, wheat, oats, and peas, soy beans, with clover sod and other grass at other times—with these crops and a little corn, he should be able to raise hogs as cheaply as they can be rais ed anywhere. The pure-bred hog Is the best for general use and the most profitable Just Two Kinds of | Cream Separators I The I DELAVAL And The Others I Simply stated, there Are JUST I TWOKINDS of Centrifugal ■ Cream Separators, the improved It DE LAVAL of today and the B dozen other “copies”,"imitations", I ‘‘substitutes”, “just-as-good” and I “near” separators, some a little B 9 cheaper made and more ' inferior k ■ than the others but all merely util- ■ ■ izing one or another of the expired I I DE LAVAL patents and cast-off ■ ■ types of construction of ten to ■ 9 twenty and thirty years ago. * Jg If you want the BEST, that will ■ 9 save its cost over any of the others ■ I every year and last five or ten p I times as long, you can but choose ■ ■ the DE LAVAL. If for any reason ■ ■ you want something different, V ■ shut your eyes, buy the cheapest, B 9 and get your own separator ex- ■ I perience quickest. 9 I That’s really the whole Cream I 9 Separator story told in the fewest H ■ words possible. 9 I The De Laval Separator Co. I ■ IM-'.T BROADWAY 17B-177 WIUIAM ST. B m NEW YORK MONTREAL || j| 42 E. MADISON ST. 14* IS PRINCESS ET. ■§ ■ CMICASO WINNIRER ■ ■ DkUMM * SACRAMENTO STS 101* WESTERN AYE. H m SAN PRANCISCO SEATTLE S: THE™1"! ; .' ANIMALS* •••FRIEND KILLS EVERY FLY strike:, when our gravity sprayer is used. K«*|w ln w*ft iNDts off anlmaln til itftMturt’ longer than any imitation. Used since 1885. , Thousands of dairymen dupli cate 10 to 50 gallons annually iafter testing imitations. Abso ] - 'lijtely harmless; cures allsores. 30 cents worth saves $10 worth of milk and flesh on each cow during fly season. No hire In Poultry IIoufm* or any place it is sprayed. If dealer offers substitute, send us his name and $1 for 3-tul>e gravity Sprayer and enough SHOO-FLY to protect200 cows Name express othce. $ 1 returned If animals ■lot protected* Free booklet. Specialterius to agents. Khoo-lly Mfg.Co., 1343 N. lOtta M^PUto., JPa. UITEMNUY MSTRMENTS. (Trocars. Hop * pies, Impregnators) for Horses, Cat tle, Swine, Poultry, etc. ImsM «Kf Apart WtrW's Fain Ckkap. St laah. Write for illustrated catalogue. SMMi A Ce.. 392 So. Clark St. Chicago. as a money maker to breeder and feeder. By the use of the above soil ing crops, a little skim milk and shorts, we find It profitable grow ing hogs for market. 1 find It a very good practice to feed the brood sow several months before farrowing on feeds rich in protein for develop ing a large frame. By so doing we have fine, large pigs at birth, which will readily make fine, large hogs, as they grow and put on flesh very fast. Of course, the sow should have a liberal supply of shorts in slops to furnish good flow of milk. We also Hud ulr-sluked lime sprinkled on hogs and in their sleeping quarters good for vermin. W. B. PAYNE. Our advertisers are guaranteed.