Western Agriculture

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John Andreas Widtsoe, George Stewart
Webb Publishing Company, 1918 - Agriculture - 464 pages
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Page 324 - Legs, viewed from behind a perpendicular line from the point of the buttock should fall upon the center of the hock, cannon, pastern and foot. From the side, a perpendicular line from the hip joint should fall upon the center of the foot and divide the gaskin in the middle; and a perpendicular line from the point of the buttock should run parallel with the line of the cannon . . 4 ACTION: 39.
Page 324 - ... Legs, viewed in front, a perpendicular line from the point of the shoulder should fall upon the center of the knee, cannon pastern and foot. From the side, a perpendicular line dropping from the center of the elbow joint should fall upon the center of the knee and pastern joints and back of hoof 4 BODY: 22. Chest, deep, wide, low, large girth 2 23. Ribs, long, close, sprung 2 24. Back, straight, short, broad, muscled 2 25. Loin, wide, short, thick 2 26. Underline, long; flank let down 1 HINDQUARTERS:...
Page 149 - In either case the plant has been practically " girdled," the effect being aggravated by the diseased sap poisoning more or less the whole stem and roots. The plant may not die, but it will be quite certain to become unprofitable to the grower.
Page 460 - Honey and Its Use in the Home ; 712. School Lunches; 717. Food for Young Children ; 771. Homemade Fireless Cookers and Their Use; 807. Bread and Bread Making; 808. How to Select Foods. I. What the Body Needs ; 817. How to Select Food. II. Cereal Foods; 837. How to Select Food. III. Protein (in press) ; 841. Drying Fruits and Vegetables in the Home; 853. Home Canning of Fruits and Vegetables.
Page 99 - It was found that every plant absolutely requires a certain minimum of each mineral nutrient, and that in most cases besides this minimum it takes up not only an excess of these various compounds, but also substances which are perhaps useful but not absolutely necessary for plant functions, such as sodium salts and silica.
Page 323 - Score 1. Age GENERAL APPEARANCE: 2. Height 3. Weight, over 1500 Ibs score according to age .. . . . 4 4. Form, broad, massive, proportioned 4 5. Quality, bone clean, fine, yet indicating sufficient substance; tendons lean; skin and hair fine 4 6. Temperament, energetic, good disposition 4 HEAD AND NECK: 7. Head, lean, medium size 1 8. Muzzle, fine, nostrils large, lips thin, even 1 9. Eyes, full, bright, clear, large 1 10. Forehead, broad, full 1 1 1 . Ears, medium size, well carried 1 12. Neck,...
Page 324 - Legs, viewed from behind, a perpendicular line from the point of the buttock, should fall upon the center of the hock, cannon, pastern and foot. From the side, a perpendicular line from the hip joint should fall upon the center of the foot and divide the gaskin in the middle; and a perpendicular line from the point of the buttock should run parallel with the line of the cannon 4 ACTION: Walk, elastic, quick, balanced 5 Trot, rapid, straight, regular, high 15 Total 100 HI.
Page 374 - ... all traced to indolent, ignorant stablemen — Grooms we will not call them — and clumsy unskilful blacksmiths. Some men make a fuss about seeing their horses fed ; we would rather see them shod. Shoeing is a thing upon which doctors differ, as well as upon other points. One man will tell you that the shoe should be made to fit the foot, and not the foot burnt with the hot iron to make it fit the shoe, while others will say that if the shoe be not burnt and fitted well, the crust breaks and...
Page 138 - ... orchard grass, need even less water than a crop of wheat. They are cut only once, while alfalfa is cut three times or more. Clover requires probably from 12 to 15 inches of water. Pastures and meadows should receive according to location from 12 to 24 inches of water. Under present practice...
Page 80 - SOILS are the earthy material in which plants have their anchorage, and from which they obtain their water and part of their food. They are in reality disintegrated rock, containing, intimately mixed throughout, varying quantities of decaying plant and animal residues.

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