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Premium of $6.00, for three years old, to M. C. Andrews, of Lawrence.
Premium of $5.00, for two years old, to George B. Martin, of Danvers.
Premium of $4.00, for yearling, to Amos Poor, of Haverhill.
John Keeley, Samuel K. Johnson, Paul P. Pillsbury, Geo. A. Abbott, Committee.
1st premium, for three years old, of $6.00, to Enoch T. Northend, of Bradford.
1st premium, for two years old, of $5.00, to Geo. B. Loring, of Salem.
2d premium, for two years old, of $4.00, to Henry N. Hall, of Methuen.
Jonathan Berry, Andrew Dodge, Cyrus K. Ordway, Sherman Nelson, Committee.
Seventeen yearlings—eight two years old, and four three years old—were entered. The premiums are awarded as follows :
Three years old, 1st premium of $6.00, to Enoch T. North
end, of Bradford. The others were not accompanied with such statements as the rules of the Society require.
Two years old, 1st premium of $4.00, to Eben S. Poor, of South Danvers.
Two years old, 2d premium of $3.00, to A. C. Rollins, of Methuen.
Yearlings, 1st premium of $3.00, to Cyrus Blood, of Methuen.
Yearlings, 2d premium of Flint's Grasses, to Dan Weed, of North Andover.
Calves, premium of $4.00, to Eben S. Poor, of South Dan
John H. Caldwell, Hazen Ayer, B. A. Follansbee, Hazen Bodwell, Aaron Low, Committee.
1st premium of $8.00, to Willard Pike, of Andover, for his Ayrshire Bull.
1st premium of $8.00, to C. O. Cummings, of Andover, for his Grade Bull.
The Committee regret that other good bulls failed in consequence of want of pedigrees required by the Society.
Geo. B. Loring, Eben King, James P. King, Joseph Longfellow, Committee.
O MILCH COWS. Seven entries of Native or Grade, and one of Short Horn
Cows, and only one had the written statement required by the Society. The premium is awarded as follows:
1st premium of $8.00, to Joseph S. Howe, of Methuen, for his Grade Cow.
Wm. R. Putnam, Chairman of Committee.
STATEMENT OF JOSEPH S. HOWE, I enter for premium, one grade Durham cow, six years old. She calved May 13, and will calve again the 12th of next June.
Her milk was weighed the first ten days in June, and from Sept. 2d to Sept. 11th, inclusive, according to the appended statement. Her feed has been a common pasture, and during the severest period of drought I was obliged to feed dry hay. More recently I have fed corn-fodder morning and evening. During the latter part of the summer the feed in the pasture was very poor and dried up, and wholly insufficient for the amount of stock pastured. This accounts for the large falling off in quantity of milk, as my previous experience with the cow has proved her to be one good to “hold out;" and I think she shrunk no more, proportionally, than the rest of the herd.
Amount of milk produced the first ten days in June and September:
Average weight of milk per day the first ten days in June, 42 4-5 lbs. Average weight of milk per day the first ten days in Septem'r, 20 1-5 lbs. Methuen, September 26, 1864.
To Daniel Carlton, of North Andover, for breeding sow, 1st premium, $5 00.
To James H. Reynolds, of North Andover, for weaned pigs, 1st premium, $5.
To Oliver P. Killam, of Boxford, for weaned pigs, 2d premium, $3.00.
Henry A. King, John E. Herrick, John G. Little, John Danforth, Jr., Committee.
STATEMENT OF DANIEL CARLTON. The breeding sow which I offer for premium was three years old the first of last July. Her pigs, which are her sixth litter, are twenty days old. At this litter she had twenty ; a part of these I gave away, and she has now thirteen left. She has had eighty-two pigs, and was only seven months old when she had her first litter. Her pigs, in almost every instance, have done remarkably well, as the many persons to whom I have sold them will testify. She has always been kept on very poor feed, excepting while she was suckling her pigs. Since she had this litter she has been fed on a mixture of barley and damaged Indian meal, six quarts per day. From the time when her last litter was weaned to when she had this, she had no grain whatever, but was fed on house slops, weeds, and other refuse articles; and I think that I may safely say that the work which she performed in the barn cellar amply paid for her keeping during that time. So if we reckon the value of the sow the same now as when her last litter was weaned, the expense of raising this litter thus far will be as follows, viz:
For 1 bag of damaged meal, for which I paid $2.50 For 1 bag of barley meal, for which I paid
3.00 For other expenses,
Which make these thirteen pigs cost me fifty cents each. One item in favor of these swine is that they will eat almost anything, and will thrive on the poorest of food. This, I think, is worthy of consideration, especially when grain is as high as it is now.
North Andover, Sept. 27th, 1864.
SHEEP - COARSE WOOLED. The Committee on Coarse Wool Sheep report :
That there were but two persons who made entry for the Society's premiums, and no other persons had sheep on exhibition.
Charles Corliss, of Haverhill, entered one one year, and one two year old buck; also, five lambs, all Cotswold.
Joseph W. Trask, of Beverly,—two grade bucks, one one year, and the other four years old, both of which gave credit for the care bestowed upon them.
The Committee award the premium of five dollars to Charles Corliss, of Haverhill, for his one year old Cotswold buck, Niagara, and the premium of Harris' Work on Insects Injurious to Vegetation, for his flock of five Cotswold lambs.
The Committee were surprised at the smallness of the show of sheep. They had supposed there was a growing interest in., this class of husbandry, not only in Vermont, Mainel and New Hampshire, but in our own State and county. If the show is taken as an index of the fact, they were mistaken.
It would seem needless, at the present price of meat and wool, for us to say anything to urge the farmers of Essex County to keep sheep. We are satisfied that all who have kept a flock as part of their stock are convinced that it is the best paying of their farming operations in dollars and cents;