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Page 415 - To make two blades of grass grow where but one grew before is the secret of agricultural wealth.
Page 248 - England under the name of the " new disease," by the virulence of which thousands of cattle are carried off annually, and against which all medical aid has up to this period proved insufficient to check its infectious ravages, I have not lost sight of this important question, and the various improvements which longer experience has introduced into this new system; and I consider that I should be failing in my duty if I did not call your Lordship's attention to a report which has been forwarded to...
Page 109 - ... stallions, into the pasture grounds. It is constantly observed that these horses become the sires of a race to which the ambling pace is natural and requires no teaching.
Page 208 - Having brought my subject through the first period of its technical history, the preparation of the fibre, I may perhaps be permitted to say a few words on the state of the flax industry generally in our own and in other countries, from some of which we draw annually large supplies of fibre. In England, in 1851, the Factory Inspectors...
Page 534 - Pigs — if we consider that it is the results obtained under the subtle agency of animal life, that we are seeking to measure and express in figures — and if we also bear in mind the various sources of modification to which our actual figures must be submitted, in order to attain their true indications, we think...
Page 221 - I united with animals of another mixed breed, picking out the best I could find on the borders of La Beauce and Touraine, which blended the Tourangelle and native Merino blood of those other two districts.
Page 216 - The lambs thrive, wear a beautiful appearance, and complete the joy of the breeder No sooner are the lambs weaned than their strength, their vigour, and their beauty begin to decay At last the constitution gives way .... he remains stunted for life : " the constitution being thus proved unstable or unadapted to the requirements. How, then, did M.
Page 522 - ... consumed by a given weight of animal, within a given time, and the amount of increase obtained from a given weight of food.
Page 520 - Founded more or less upon this broad classification of the constituents of food, according to their supposed varied offices in the animal economy, a vast number of analyses of foods have of late years been made ; and from the results of these analyses, numerous Tables have been constructed, professing to arrange the current articles of diet, both of man and other animals, according to their comparative values as such. In attempting to apply to practice the more generally admitted facts to which we...
Page 221 - One obtains a lamb containing fifty hundredths of the purest and most ancient English blood, with twelve and a half hundredths of four different French races, which are individually lost in the preponderance of English blood, and disappear almost entirely, leaving the improving type in the ascendant. The influence, in fact, of this type was so decided and so predominant, that all the lambs produced strickingly resembled each other, and even Englishmen took them for animals of their own country.

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