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Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association / Transactions of the Northern Wisconsin Agricultural and Mechanical Association, including a full report of the industrial convention held at Neenah, Wisconsin, February, 1886. Together with proceedings of the Association for 1884, to January 1, '86
Vol. XI (1886)

Annual festival of the Central Wisconsin Sheep Breeders' and Wool Growers' Association,   pp. 308-313 PDF (1.1 MB)

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native bred, full blood Delaine Merino. Mr. Wood has sold
off a large number of his flock for breeding purposes but
still has 120 left, which are said to be the handsomest flock
to be found anywhere. Mr. Wood is one of Brandon's fore-
most citizens, and progressive and prosperous farmers.
C. F. Thomas, of the town of Berlin, had two splendid ani-
mals, a ram and ewe which were raised by himself. He has
twenty-four full blood Merino ewes and seventeen rams, and
is breeding to the purest strains obtainable.
W. F. Munson, of Utica, had five excellent sheep entered.
From his flock of 230 he selected five to represent the general
standing of the flock, and by a glance at the table you will
see that Mr. Munson has reason to feel proud of his splen-
did flock. He has lost but one lamb this spring. From six
ewes he has nine splendid Merino lambs all doing well.
E. G. Stone, of Fisks, makes a highly credible showing on
the table with his entry of six rams and three ewes. Mr.
Stone commenced the breeding of sheep from the McConnell
stock, nine years ago, and made it a leading industry up to
the present time. He is raising full blood Delaine Merinos
for the market and cannot supply the demand.
E. Corliss, of Nepeuskun, had a splendid ram, which was
the center of a great deal of interest among growers. He
has three hundred sheep and is grading them up to pure
bloods very rapidly.
Wm. Dixon, of Springvale, had three excellent sheep en-
tered, which received a good deal of attention from all men
assembled. They were young sheep and give promise of a
most wonderful maturity. He has two hundred and twenty-
five sheep and out of seventy lambs dropped this spring he
had saved all but three. His stock is native ewes crossed
with full blood Merino rams. Mr. Dixon is one of our most
successful sheep breeders and prominent farmers.
F. Brinkerhoff, of Springvale, had a ram shorn, which
weighed one hundred and eighty-one pounds in fleece. He
has been breeding sheep for years, and sold a large number
of rams. His flock is principally unregistered sheep, but
are high bred and growing purer every season. He is hav-
ing most excellent success with his lambs this season and is

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