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About The Monmouth herald. (Monmouth, Or.) 1908-1969 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 4, 1908)
Keeping up the Mutton Flock.
Often I have noticed that the
flock cwrers are wiUicg to let
tfceir grow 7 ewe lambs go on
the market and keep the culls
that the buyer would throw back.
i There is no harm in this if the
I entire ewe flock is sold every year
' and an entire new one bought
i But if you keep the same flock of
Breeding ewes from year to year
and sell your best ewe lambs, you
i will soon have a flock of very
poor quality, no matter if the
; foundation was of select ewes.
I By always adding the culls to the
breeding stock they will soon be
come a small, weak lot, light
shearers, of weak constitution
and light milkers. A lamb from
?4 light milker never makes a
great big heavy carcassed sheep,
for in breeding any kind of sheep,
pure bred or grades, mutton from
form must be what we all strive
Do you in selecting your seed
corn feed and sell all the nice full
iears and save the nubbins for
seed? No, you don't.
If Nine times out of ten ewe
I lambs out of heavy milking eyes
' wili be heavy milkers themselves.
I Then why not reserve the ewe
lambs whose dams are heavy
sf Next select the ewe lambs from
the large, heavy-carcassed ewes,
for is not the block the final test?
See that the ewes have broad,
deep bodies, short necks, short
broad faces, legs strong and well
I Next see that the strong milk
ing, heavy carcassed ewes have
fleeces of good length, density
and quality. Under no condition
whatever keep a ewe lamb whose
dam is a "bare belly," no wool
I By observing the following and
by using a good ram, grand
I flocks, be they pure bred or
fgrades, can be built up in a few
lyears trom sometimes a poor
foundation. First, select out all
the best ewe lambs from the
strong milking ewes; second, se
lect from this lot the lambs from
the heavy carcassed ewes as de
scribed above; third, from this
.last lot select the lambs from the
ewes that are heavy shearers as
If the flock be poor in quality,
the first two years there will not
;lhe very many ewe lambs to keep
lout, but by selecting the best ewe
ilambs as described above and
fusing a good ram, every year,
I you will in a few years have more
good ewe lambs than you want
to keep. One might say, if I buy
a ram that would sire eood milk-
Jers all my work would be for
nothing. To get around this
question, in pure bred flocks, the
same as grade flocks, most gen
erally the best lambs come from
the strongest milking ewes, there
fore in buying a ram do not buy
fa cull, for nine times out of ten
a cull rams dam is a poor milker.
J. Donald Green, in Farm and
Service wishes to devise some
fU1 nf nnnpratinc Wltn StOCK-
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men in getting rid of this grow
Skim Milk for Chickens.
At the Indiana Experiment Sta
tion two lots of growing chickens
were allowed all the food they
would eat, consisting of crushed
corn, ground oats and bran,
cracked bone, cabbage and let
tuce. One lot was given in ad
dition all the skim milk they
would drink. The chickens in
this lot made an average gain of
4.46 ounces each per week, while
those that did not receive skim
milk made an average gain of
2.62 ounces per week.
Making Up to the Cook.
Smith "Excuse re, Jones,
but may I ask you he .v you man
age to have such delicious things
Jones "It's quite simple. I
always kiss the cook before din
ner and hold her on my knee
Smith "But what does your
Jones ' 'Oh, she doesn't object.
She's the cook."
Low prices of an article tend
to develop new markets. This is
happening this year with cherries
in Oregon. Tilson & Co., of
Salem, have pitted and packed in
syrup in barrels many tons of
cherries for a big pie-manufacturing
company in New York.
If these give satisfaction, as they
probably will, a valuable new out
let for our cherries will have been
The Allen cannery, at Eugene,
has packed 9000 cases of Royal
Ann cherries this year against
6000 cases last year. The total
output of canned cherries for this
season from the cannery is said
by the Guard to have amounted
to 250 tons. The large season's
operations was due to the arrange
ment with the Fruit and Veg
etable Growers' Association.
The Umpqua Valley News re
ports that Hon. George M. Brown
expects a crop of 6000 boxes of
apples from his ten-year-old
orchard of fifteen acres, or 750
tons. The varieties are Yellow
Newtown, Spitzenberg and Bal
dwin. The orchard has always
received firstclass care.
Sixty-one carloads of peaches,
pears and plums were shipped
east from Sacramento, Cal., July
21. This is said to have beaten
all previous records for a single
day's shipments from that state.
The next highest record was 49
cars for one day in 1902.
Wild horses are increasing in
number very rapidly in the
national forests in .Nevada and
some of the other states, and the
Forest Service of the Department
of Agriculture finds the problem
of dealing with these horses a
very serious one. At one time a
law was enacted in Nevada which
allowed any person to shoot wild
horses, but it resulted in the
shooting of many branded horses.
The United States Forest Service
has no authority to kill the wild
horses ranging in the forest re
serves. The officers have the
right to drive the horses out of
the reserve, but in the case of
wild horses which have no owner
this does little good and the Forest
L. C. Hoover, Pastor
Morning service at 11:00 o'clock
Evening service at 8:00 o'clock
Sunday School at . 10:00 a. m.
Y. P. A. Meeting at 7.00 p. m.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday evening.
Notice to the Public.
Having decided to discontinue
the old credit system, and do a
cash business in the future I
request all who are indebted to
me to call and settle at their
P. E. Chask.
V. O. Boots
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