Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes / Wisconsin Farmers' Institutes : a hand-book of agriculture
Bulletin No. 11 (1897)
Curtiss, C. F.
Sheep feeding experiments, pp. 122-132 PDF (3.1 MB)
DISCSSION. 12 they are adapted to lowlands because Prof. Curtis-Yes, snd I think there they have been produced upon that will not be nearly as much difculty kind of land, but for the breeds that with that trouble in another season. are probably most numerous In the It is the first time in years that we United States, low land is not favor- have experienced any such loss, and able. However, there Is very little dif- the great trouble has been that all the ficulty on that point. I know there is flock maters have allowed the disease a general idea that our land is too wet to progress too far before beginning for sheep, but there is no difficulty treatment. A sheep that is badly in- about that. You may have some verr fected with worms cannot be very low land, some bogs and swamps in profitable, but I think that it we begin this state that- would not be adapted early and feed worm remedies and to sheep production, but the ordinary thingsaof that kind to keep the worms uarming lands and pastures that have from establishing themselves in the been reasonably well drained are well flock, we won't have much trouble. suited to the sheep business. There are a number of worm remedies, Mr. Hyatt-I kept one hundred some of them are patented and on the sheep upon a reclaimed swamp, and I market, and a number are prescribed never had sheep do any better. by veterinarins. Turpentine Is one Mr. Hays-I have been in the sheep of the best, but it is a little more dif- business a good while, and my sheep ficult to administer in the food as a are pastured principally on lowland. preventive. I would rather use a pow- I have ten acres and I have kept 150 der, something that can be fed with to 200 sheep on it, at times. MY sheep grain, without the necessity of drench- have done well on both high and low ing each sheep. land until this season when they have Mr. Hays-Did you ever make an been troubled with worms. examination of the sheep's stomach Prof. Curtiss-That has been a very after it died? general trouble. Prof. Curtis-Yes; our veterilnar- Mr. Hays-What was your loss In ans have repeatedly examined all we those sheep in a year? lost, and we found as many as four Prof. Curtiss-I presume we lost ten different kinds of worms infesting the to fifteen per cent., mainly from worms. sheep. Mr. Hays-I have been in the sheep Mr. Hays-I had a veterinarian ex- business a long time, and I never lost amine one of mine and we found on but one head until this winter. How the fourth stomach, the last stomach does the Oxford compare with the it looked like high inflammation, but Cctswold and the Lincoln? you would scrape it off and look Mr. Hyatt-Hadn't we better pet- through the glass and see little worms tion McKinley to protect us from dogs, as big as a cambric needle, just stick- and never mind the tariff? ingbin there thick. That sheep had no Prof. Curtin-That is a good sugges- blood at all. tion. Prof. Curtiss-That is one of the The Oxford is a large breed and first symptoms; the sheep will become a heavier shearer than the other Down pale and apparently bloodleas. breeds but hardly as heavy as the Mr. Goodrich-I am thinking of go- Cotawold and Lincoln. They, as you ing into the sheep business. It seems understand, belong to the Down breeds; from your experiment that the larger they originated by a combination of the breed the less food it takes to the Down breeds and the long wools; make a pound of gain. Does that rule they are a large, heavy breed, well ad- hold good? apted to good agricultural conditions. Prof. Curtiss-No it does not. The Mr. Hays-Did you give your sheep Cotswold has proven itself a very re- nythlng for this disese' sponDive f9eer i our experl t 11L. - _ . &L.. , I i I -A
Based on date of publication, this material is presumed to be in the public domain.| For information on re-use, see http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/Copyright