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Henry, W. A. (William Arnon), 1850-1932 / Agricultural possibilities of northern Wisconsin : an address delivered at a Farmers' Institute
(1903)

Sheep,   pp. 7-8 PDF (285.7 KB)


Hogs,   pp. 8-9 PDF (284.7 KB)


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many kinds of vegetation in our north
suited to the sheep. Mutton produced
in that cool summer climate will have a
firmness and flavor unequalled by the
softer, more greasy product from sheep
reared further south. The Wisconsin
Agricultural college has been an easy
winner in competition with other institu-
tions showing sheep at state and inter-
national fairs. This is in no small meas-
ure due to our superior climate, and if we
can produce better sheep than the aver-
age at Madison, then our farmers still
further north can easily lead us in the ex-
cellence of their muttons.
Hogs.
  Pork production will also prove a most
profitable industry in our new north, be-
cause of the abundance ofclover pastures,
the numerous by-products from the dairy,
the fair yields of corn and especially the
large crops of field peas which can be
raised. By growing rape and peas, and
turning the hogs into these fields to do
their own harvesting, and finishing with
a little corn, pork can be cheaply pro-
duced.
  Northern Wisconsin should raise no
grain for sale; neither should it produce
hay for the market. Hay and grain pro-
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