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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
f SEND TO ? ? nr. \ LIMITED, \ WOOL, GRAIN, AND PRODUCE BROKERS. 1 CHARCE FOR SELLiNG WOOL REDUCED TO 2 PER CENT. ] This Is our sole ohartfe to the Grower. i ? ? — — ? : ? ?? ? ' '? A SPECIAL FEATURE ln ^e conduct ol ouf business Is our : '^ — — — ' system of placing proceeds of all con signments in a separate TRUST ACCOUNT with our Bankers, thus completely safeguarding consignors' interests. ? E. J. E. MACKENZIE, Maija£cr. 1 1 THE ^ 1 BOTif^S* Better In Quality, and, owing to Its loose roll, Sg$ffi§P Ies3 costly to oraot than any Imported Netting. ll»|i§3 ^Kiic^^^l^^^^ m If this Tag isn't iyay /IW. vM\: i iSlsl8-B»K^I?l^3 ~ on the Roll, wofgf » )H ?. ^^ffffifiHPSH^S ? did''* make the |dVV JS» hi i SSSfS^ ^^S&RSfS^CK K Nett ing-look V\ 'p^^O' Made in Australia-All Sizes : Black, Black Oiled & Galv'd. Netting. | LYSAGHT'S PATENT CENTRE-STRAND NETTING ^^ggggg^g^ I suits all the requirements for fencing Ram, ^SSSSSSSSS® I Crossbred Sheep, and Pig Paddocks, W&m K...
GEORGE MOLE AND CO. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
GEORGE MOLE AND CO. In the implement section of the Royal Show the cheery presence of Mh George Mole was a welcome feature to many a farmer. Though the firm of George Mole and Co.,. of 12S George-street West, Syd ney, is a young yet lusty infant .of 'hut- fniiv lTnafe! nvietpnrn ATr TVfnlp llim self has been among the farmers for over thirty years. Formerly he was the trav elling representative of an English firm,. . and gained such ^ thorough knowledge of the exact requirements of Australians on' the land that when he settled down, to business on his own account he knew ex actly how to study their interests and ':- please them. At first he had little capi tal to work with, and the effects of the drought to contend against, but he bat tled boldly, and had good old friends to help him, so that latterly his firm has made remarkable progress. Mr. Mole is well known for his honesty of purpose and his willingness to go to all sorts of trouble to please his clients, and these qualities co...
AT THE ROYAL SHOW. Exhibits by our Advertisers. "IDEAL" POISON CARTS, Etc. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
AT THE ROYAL SHOW. Exhibits by our Advertisers. 'IDEAL' POISON CARTS, Etc. Conspicuous among appliances to deal with the rabbit pest exhibited at the Royal Agricultural Show were the poison carts of Mr. T. H. Hicks, of North Bot any and Bowna. Mr. Hicks, whose name has long- been associated with the manu facture of agricultural implements at Bowna, was the inventor of the original 'Pom-Pom'' pollard distributor. From this as a foundation all the up-to-date poison carts' have sprung, Mr. Hicks naturally taking a lead in the improve ments which have been made, and being the first to hit upon the idea of automati cally covering the baits after they have been dropped into the furrow. The plac ing of the baits well below the surface is of course a most important matter, as otherwise they would be picked up by stock and birds. What directed Mr. Hicks' attention to the absolute necessity of properly burying the baits so that the rabbits alone would get at them was that one of his neighbour...
BUMBLE-FOOT AND CORNS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
BUMBLE-FOOT AND CORNS. Sometimes the foot of a fowl will be much swollen and apparently tender. If examined, the presence of a corn on the sole may be detected, although this is not always the case. Sometimes a corn may be found in conjunction with bumble loot, aitiiougn usually tnese auecuons are quite distinct from each other. When, after cleansing the foot, no corn is vis ible, the swelling may safely be diag nosed as bumble foot, and treated ac cordingly. The bird should be confined in a pen having a good layer of straw on the floor. ♦ * * The foot may require poulticing to bring the swelling to a head. An in cision should then be made with a sharp knife, and the part firmly squeezed. The discharge is sometimes of a fluid char acter, or it may present a fibrous appear ance. In either case, after expulsion, the. opening should be washed, preferably with some disinfectant solution, and then tied up to exclude dirt. Should a corn be noticeable, it should be pared away, with out, ho...
POULTRY FOR PROFIT SMALL FLOCKS AND RUNS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
POULTRY FOR PROFIT SMALL FLOCKS AND RUNS. Truly, the whirligig: of time works some startling changes. A few years since, old country authorities gravely affirmed that not more than sixty head of fowls could with safety be allowed to an acre of land. Then, of course, the idea was to run the birds in one or more large flocks. Now, however, we have grown wiser, and have found among other things that so far from large flocks running on practically unlimited areas being the cor rect thing, small ones, say twenty-five at most, and these in comparatively small runs or yards, give by far the best re sults.
THE POULTRY FARMERS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LTD. Report Friday's Auction. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
THE POULTRY FARMERS CO OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LTD. Report Friday's Auction. Eggs plentiful, and prices irregular. New laid hens' from 1/10 to i/n£; new laid ducks' from 1/4 to 1/6. Poultry. — Ducks were plentiful, and had ready sale at — drakes to 6/4 ; ducks to 3/2; male clucks to 3/*io; English, scarce, to 4/3. Cockerels, prime 4/6 to 5/9, inferior sorts 2/6 to 3/6 ; fat hens to 4/6, inferior '2/6 to 3/-; turkeys very scarce, hens to 15/-, gobblers to 23/6 per pair.
AT CITY YARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
AT CITY YARDS. Pigs. — 2250 were forward for the week's supply. Backf atters and baconers ad vanced in values, but porkers receded, as also did stores and suckers. Backfatters from good to prime made from 40/- ; vealers from 30/-; calves from 12/- to 25/-, of which there were 430 forward ; small and light sold from 6/-.
LIVE STOCK REPORT. For Week ending 27th April, 1906. AT FLEMINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
LIVE STOCK REPORT. For Week ending 27th April, 1906. AT FLEMINGTON. .Sheep. — 22,231, including 3946 lambs, were yarded for the week's supply, the bulk of which were only of medium qua lity, with but few prime ; these latter showed an advance in values, the .other classes remained firm at a slight advance on previous week's quotations^ There were not sufficient crossbreds forward to quote. Merino wethers, prime, sold from 18/6 to 22/6; good from 15/-; others from 10/6. Ewes, prime, to 15/6; good from 11/- to 13/-; others cheaper. Lambs. — 3946 were forward. The mar ket was very firm for all good quality for ward. Best sold from 15/- to 17/6; good from 11/-; others cheaper. Cattle. — 17S4 head' yarded for the week's supply, the bulk of which were on the 'light side, with a few prime. Best beef may be quoted to 26/- per loolb. Prime bullocks sold from ,£10 to £13', good from £7 to ,£9. Steers from £-\/ko/-. Cows — some extra prime forward, which sold to ,£10/19/- ; good made from £6ji...
A HOLDING NETTED. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
A HOLDING NETTED. The Merriwa Pastures Board at its last meeting dealt with a letter from Mr. D. McMaster, Oban, notifying that in the Merriwa Pastures District he had 5000 acres entirely enclosed with rab bit netting, and 7000 acres part ly netted, and applying for official in - spection to enable him to avail himself of the reduction of assessment rate allow ed by the Act. It was decided that Mr. McMaster be informed that the fence will be inspected and the matter considered in clue course.
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
RABBITS AROUND CUMNOCK. We (Orange ''Leader1') are credibly in formed that rabbiters around Cumnock are making phenomenal wages ; one man is reported as having made ,£19 6s. out of the skins alone, in one week, and £7 out of the scalps for the same week. This person caught no less than 1200 rabbits in one night. As a result of this success, nearly everyone who can get away is going rabbiting round Cumnock — but still they come !
THE SALARIES OF INSPECTORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
THE SALARIES OF INSPECTORS. A letter from the Lands Department, submitted at a meeting1 of the Bathurst Pastures Protection Board, gave it as the Crown . Solicitor's opinion that the Pas tures Protection Act does not entitle ,;b'oards to pay inspectors any. amount as . aiiicuy hi cxucsa oj. uiai jiavu uy iiic ivxiu ister. With a view to determining what action is practicable in the direction of protecting landholders from the 'inroads of rabbits from Crown reserves and unoccu pied lands in the . Bathursi district, the Minister has written to the board asking what reserves in their opinion might with out prejudice to the public interest be placed under occupation, and in what cases the fencing-in of areas with rabbit proof netting would secure the desired result. ' The board has requested the dis ;rict surveyor to secure the necessary in formation. ' ? -
THE NETTING DIFFICULTY. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
§ THE NETTING DIFFICULTY. I Writing to a contemporary, Mr. G. H. i Hebden, of Erambie, . iviolong, says : — For !;. my part, I think that those individuals f who are not pinched for means act wisely :| in deciding that if they err, it shall.. be v\ in favour of extra efficiency rather than b cheapness. But I have always held that |,; the boards make a mistake in insisting |l on a netting so costly as to deter most peo ^1 pie from fencing at all, because I think 'j far better general results would be obtaiii [ ed by having, say, 80 per cent. of. the hold I ings fenced with a fairly effective stan I dard than by having only, say, 30 per cent. | of them fenced with the best. t
ANGORA RABBITS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
ANGORA RABBITS. A wire from Molong says : — Several Angora rabbits have been captured in the district during the past couple of weeks, their fur being fully 2in. in length, wavy and soft. From an adjoining farm last week 100,000 rabbit skins were sent away, representing a value of .£350. 1^ ^ m ^ — m\ — *? **
CROWN AREAS INFESTED. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
CROWN AREA8 INFESTED. ^ v A wire from Molong- says : — The casq, y-,at Forbes, recbrding the imprisonment of I jtwo farmers for not having satisfactorily .^destroyed rabbits on their holdings; pre 1 ents features on all fours with those of |- ases in this district. There are a num \ er of reserves .here which are mere \ reeding-grounds for vermin, and which , lough the occupants of the latter use - ery endeavour to keep their land free ^ j -m rabbits and hares, they are unsuc ' - ssful, for the simple reason that the I own land close by furnishes v an ever j creasing supply. The remedy, of course, i netting, but wire' is so expensive that 1 ly men with capital can manage , to ? i ike the necessary improvements. The - ly alternative- appears to consist in the c ting up of the unnecessary reserves, I ^ i the curtailment of some of, those - \ ich are needed, conditionally, upon the \ Ping free of vermin of the, whole area ? D the settlers, who secure the land. -
BUNNY BOVRIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
BUNNY BOVRIL. At Hobby's Yards, near Carcoar, a well known Sydney business man has just erec ted works where it is intended to have rabbits steamed and packed in convenient small tins for general consumption. It is intended to make bovril, and it is stated that six rabbits will be required to pro duce lib of extract. The estimated num ber of rabbits to be treated each day is 2000.
ACTIVE OPERATIONS AT PEAK HILL. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
ACTIVE OPERATIONS AT PEAK HILL. A wire from Peak . Hill says : — A large number of men are engaged in the rabbit trapping industry. Every day large van loads of skins arrive in town for despatch to Sydney. One party averaged £4 13s 6d per man. Farmers experience 'difficulty in securing ploughmen, all the available local labourers haying gone rabbiting. A number of foxes have been seen in various parts of the district. The suggestion that foxes should be protected as a means of destroying rabbits is ridiculed by practical men on the land.
CONVICTIONS FOR NOT POISONING. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
CONVICTIONS FOR NOT POISON ING. At the Lithgow District Court J. C. Berghofer, manager of the Kanimbla sta tion, appealed against a conviction by the police magistrate, on March 20, at Lith gow, for not adequately destroying rab bits. Fourteen witnesses were examined, and the case lasted five and a half hours. Appellant, it was explained, had* trapped extensively and fumigated a little, and had destroyed the harbours, but refused to poison. His Honor upheld the convic tion, with £10 costs against appellant.