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For the best cultivated farm of not less than fifty acres, exclusive of woodland, regard being had to particular improvements within a few years past, the quantity of produce, the manure, and expense of cultivation, with a statement in writing of all facts in relation to the same. 1st premium,

thirty dollars. 2d premium,

fifteen dollars. CP Notice of intention to claim these premiums must be given to the Secretary on or before the 30th of June, the present year.

2. DAIRY.

1. For the best produce of butter on any farm within the county of Essex, from the 1st of June to the 9th of July inclusive, in the present year, a sample not less than 25 lbs. to be exhibited, with a particular statement of the number of cows, quantity of butter, method of making and preserving it, &c. &c. 1st premium,

ten dollars. 2d premium,

eight dollars. 3d premium,

six dollars.

2. For the best produce of butter on any farm within the county of Essex, in the four months next following the 20th of May, the present year, a sample of not less than 25 lbs. to be exhibited, quantity as well as quality to be taken into view ; with a full account of the manner of feeding the cows, and the general management of the milk and butter. 1st premium,

ten dollars. 2d premium,

eight dollars. 3d premium,

six dollars. 3. For the best produce of new milk cheese, in proportion to the number of cows producing it, on any farm within the county of Essex, in the months of July, August, and September, of the present year, a sample of not less than 50 lbs. to be exhibited, with a statement of the method of making and preserving the same 1st premium,

ten dollars. 2d premium,

eight dollars. Note. It will be observed that these premiums are offered for the best produce on the farms, and not simply for the best specimen exhibited. Claimants will therefore be requireed to be particular in keeping an account and preparing a statement of the entire produce within the times mentioned.

3. TURNING IN CROPS AS A MANURE.

For the most satisfactory experiment of turning in crops as a manure, either green or dry, on not less than one acre of land, a detailed account of the whole process to be given in writing. 1st premium,

twenty dollars. 2d premium,

ten dollars.

4. FOREST TREES.

1. For the best plantation of either of the following species of forest trees, viz:—white oak, yellow oak, locust, birch, white ash, maple or walnut, in the third

year of their growth, and not less than one thousand trees,

thirty dollars. 2. For the best do. do. do. not less than six hundred trees,

fifteen dollars. 3. For the best do. do. do. not less than four hundred trees,

ten dollars. Note. For an explanation of these premiums, see remarks in former years.

5. CULTIVATION OF MULBERRY TREES, SILK, &c.

1. For the best plantation of mulberry trees for which no premium has been awarded, at least one hundred, of three years growth or more, the same being in a thriving condition,

fifteen dollars. For the second best,

ten dollars. For the third best,

five dollars. 2. For the best nursery of mulberry trees, at least five hundred, not exceeding two years growth,

ten dollars. For the second best,

five dollars. 3. For the best conducted experiment in the production of silk, the result to be shown in the exhibition of the article, the same to be exhibited either in cocoons reeled or manufactured, with a statement in writing of the facts relating thereto,

ten dollars, For the second best,

five dollars.

6. IRRIGATION.

For the most satisfactory experiment for increasing the crops upon not less than one acre of land, by irrigation, with a detailed account of the manner, expense, and benefits produced,

twelve dollars. For the second best,

ten dollars.

7. IMPROVING WET MEADOW OR SWAMP LANDS.

For the best conducted experiment in reclaiming wet meadow or swamp lands, on not less than one acre, the

course of management and the produce, &c. for a period of two years at least, to be detailed, with a statement of all incidental expense,

twenty dollars, For the second best,

ten dollars. For the best conducted experiment on not less than one half acre, with the same requisitions, ten dollars. For the second best,

five dollars.

8. PLOUGHING.

1. DOUBLE TEAMS-For the best performance in ploughing, at least one sixth of an acre, seven inches deep,

twelve dollars. For the second best,

ten dollars. For the third best,

eight dollars. For the fourth best,

six dollars. 2. SINGLE TEAMS—For the best performance in ploughing, at least one eighth of an acre, five inches deep,

ten dollars. For the second best,

eight dollars. For the third best,

six dollars. For the fourth best,

four dollars. 3. Horse Teams—For the best performance in ploughing with horses,

eight dollars. For the second best,

six dollars. 4. For the best plough, character of the work done by it, easiness of draught, workmanship, and cost of implement being taken into consideration, ten dollars.

Note. Particular regard will be had in awarding these premiums to the character of the ploughs used. The power necessary to be applied in their use will be tested, and those which work best, with least power, will be preferred. The competitors for these premiums must be the owners of the team, and the same must be entered in the name of the owner. Those who intend to be competitors must give notice to the Secretary, or his agent, on or before the Monday next previous to the Exhibition. Teams that come more than ten miles, will be fed the night previous to the Exhibition, at the expense of the Society.

9. IMPROVEMENT OF AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.

To the person who shall exhibit at the show, any new or improved agricultural implement, the invention being his own, which shall, in the opinion of the Trustees, merit a reward, a premium shall be given, not exceeding

ten dollars. In all cases, proof must be given of the work done by the implement before it is exhibited, and of its having been used and approved by some practical farmer.

10. COMPARATIVE VALUE OF CROPS AS FOOD FOR CATTLE.

For the most satisfactory experiment upon a stock of cattle, not less than four in number, in ascertaining the relative value of the different kinds of fodder used, with a statement in detail of the quantity and value of the same as compared with English hay, the experiment to be made in the three winter months, 1st premium,

twenty dollars. 2d premium,

fifteen dollars. 3d premium,

ten dollars. These premiums are offered to be paid whenever a meritorious claim is presented ; and will be continued until awarded.

11. EXPERIMENTS ON MANURES.

1. For an exact and satisfactory experiment in the application of poudrette, urate, bone-manure, ashes, soaper's waste, saltpetre, barilla, marl or gypsum, with a view to test their specific or comparative advantages with each other or any other manure, 1st premium,

twenty dollars. 2d premium,

ten dollars. 2. For the largest quantity of valuable compost manure, collected and brought into condition for use on any farm within the county, the materials and ability of

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