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Wisconsin farmer and northwestern cultivator
Vol. 4 (1852)

Wisconsin and Iowa farmer, and northwestern cultivator. Vol. IV, no. 12,   pp. [265]-280 ff. PDF (6.2 MB)

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266                   WISCONSIN FARMER, AND'                            December,
  The Southern Cultivator says "the stock due shelter. Hence the advantage
of cover-
represented  above, was imported by Mr. ing their backs with some material
which will
GILES, from England; and, judging   from protect them in a great measure
from the chil-
the engraving, must be unusually fine."  ling effects of wind and rain.
The material
           B   kets for Sheep.             used is woolen, the size being
23 inches by
  A writer in a late number of the London 15. We lately purchased some coarse
Agricultural Gazette savs, "we find on exam- kets that made excellent
covers, each jacket
ining our mortality tables for the last twelve costing four pence. The same
were put to
months, that out of 600 Clhevoit and black- the ewes on the 22d of November;
and we al-
faced Evehogs, the number of deaths has been low 45 to each male."
but sixteen. Be it remembered also, that with  The above remarks from a floek-master
the exception of about a score, none of these large experience in reference
to the cause of
ever tasted a turnip, but fared with the ewes hydatids, or what we should
call water in the:
on the bill. Since we commenced the use of brains are interesting in a medical
and physio-
jackets (small blankets) we have especially no- logical point of view. We
know one breeder
ticed an extraordinary diminution of the cases in Vermont, who covers the
back of each sheep
of "sturdy" or water in the head. Hydatids with a half yard of
common sheeting, painted
in the the brain are generally understood toI to shed rain. The practice
is founded in rea-
be induced by long continued rains, coll winds son, and is likely to extend-literally
making l
and general privation. Any one conversant cotton, tributary to the production
of wool.-
with sheep must have observed the wool a- The growers of the former staple
will not ob-
long the back, parts in such a way as to full ject, if every sheep in the
United States and
expos   e skin. The connection between the Europe has a cotton 'jacket;"
for one that
spine and the brain is obvious, and it cannot will answer every intention
can be made chea-
be wondered that hydatids (little sacks filled per of cotton than of wool.
The comfort of
with water) should be formed in the brains of domestic animals at the South
is sadly neg,
sheep much exposed to severe storms without lected.      [Southern Cultivator.
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