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Raise Sheep--eat Mutton

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vtuüq mmton, weil latte! and neatly buichered, is the most wholesomo, nu ntious and cheapcst of meatg. It grows quickly, and costa little to produce it compared wïth beef and port. Everv farmer shonld havo a few long-woolod Uosset ehtep, at least- Gotgwol'd or I-ei eesters. ïóey are little troublo, and wtll keep fat on the orts of the cuttle They usually bring two lambs, whioh will sell to the butchers fur from 88 to 810 by the first of July. Their ileeoe averages from eight to fourteon pounds, ■with from Bixtesn to twenty-five per cent. shrink only. Their wool is now nd will be, in the future, worth thirty' Jr cent, more than merino, whioh ihrinks forty-five to sisty per cent., acoording to the tumily a'od treatmeñt of the flock. Long wool makesstrong, excellent aud durable stockingyarn, though it ia mostly UKed to make the brilliant, Hght and lustrous Orleans gooda, for' ho apparel of our pretty women. Two txoh sJieep will yield as tnuch profit as a common cow, and five of theui can be kept as okeap aa a eow in milk. Their lambs aml mutton would keep a farmer iupplied wilh the best of fresh raeat of oe kind, as often as is necessary, the year round, aud would make an areoablo episode to tho eternal round o Balt junk and pork, and bo far more healthy than either. Those who cat principally Balted mcats show it in Iheir complexions, their skin being less fair and smootb. Pork, at best, eaten oonstantly, produces irritation and eruptions of tho skin. We have now a plenty of sho .p in the country- 32,000,000 head (more than ever before, according to the population). Then let all manufaotqrers, mechaDios, nnd all men who are interestod 1 to have good ment and the board of operalives cbeap and wholesome see to it ihat mutton raising and wool growing are properly eneouraged, as a matter of health ond economy. Meat is a great item in the expense of board of operativen, etc. If we grow our own wool we sball always hnve mutton plenty and clieap. This will ailtot mnterinlly the price of otlier meat, and the wholo peop'e, includiní; llio manufacturera, would probably gain as tnuch by clieaper niÊais as thcy would lose by a proteetive duty on wool; for, oncouraged, both wool and mutton would be plenty and cbeap. I'arm and Fireaide.


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Michigan Argus