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SOME GOOD MILK RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
SOME GOOD MILK RETURNS. The £100 prize, ofi'ered by Banga low Agricultural Society for cow giv ing the greatest butter-fat, was awarded last week to Mr. P. Walker, of Mullumbimby, whose cow, "Gen tie" gave a grand total of 120 lbs. milk for 6.0502 lbs. 'butter in the four days allowed. Mr. J. J. King's (Alstonville) COAV "Lady" gave a total of 118 lbs. milk for G.0389 lbs. butter. Mr. W. "VVarby's cow "Brin dle" gave 106 lbs. milk and 4.9386 lbs. butter, the other competitors being: Messrs. Moffit Bros/ "Ivy," and Mr. J. J. Alcorn's "Zingara." Mr. King's cow won the test in the two previ ous years, and was only beaten by a narrow margin this year.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
Feeding for Profit MILK FLOW AND BUTTER FAT INCREASED BY SCIENTIFIC FEEDING. Twenty-four page pamphlet giving information of much value to Dairy Farmers. Written by H. M. Somer, Secretary Royal Agricultural Society, Sydney. MONEY IN POULTRY A thirty-two page pamphlet by a Sydney expert, show ing What breeds to select; What profits may be made; How to regulate houses; How to treat diseases; How to feed profitably. HORSE SENSE A sixteen-page pamphlet, written by F. H. Molesworth, late Prin cipal of the South Australian Government Agricultural College, ' giving practical advice to practical men on the feeding of horses. A Copy of any or all of the above sent Post Free on application to LEVER BROTHERS LIMITED, L Department, SYDNEY A STANDARD TEXT BOOK FOR THE DAIRY PARMER And a Work he should not be without. " The First Century of Dairying in New South Wales." By FRANK McCAFFREY, One of the Foremost Authorities, and one of the Most Popular Australian Writers on Dairying Topics. The Book...
Loans. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
Loans. We learn that several municipalities-;; have made requests for loans from , the Federal Bank notes fund, but tlie-, Treasurer declines, on account of the Act which limits him to have either Government securities ,or bank de- . posits.
Lighting. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
Lighting. A committee has been appointed by . Temora Council to report on the mat ter of the installation of a light for | the town, and also to make arrange- . ments for a referendum of the rate- : payers on the question. ? \ .1 | We have been asked to publish the- i fact that the Shire Ordinances, as well as those for municipalities pro- i . vide that no person shall drive a ve- j" hide of any kind whatsoever upon j any public place between sunset and'' sunrise without displaying a light"on ; the driving side visible to persons. , either meeting or following such ve- >? hides.
Katoomba and Leura Reserves. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
Katoomba and Leura Reserves. A lengthy discussion took place in Katoomba Council on a motion by the Mayor,-"That this municipal ! council take over the trusteeship of; the Katoomba, Leura, and Banksea : Park reserves, providing that the pre sent trustees resign." The Mayor said he considered it one of the most 1 important questions that had been before the council. A grant of £230 . per annum had been made by the Go vernment" for many years, and he- . thought they might get the allow- 1 ance increased. Some of the alder- . men were of opinion that the mat- ' ter should be postponed and care fully considered. The motion was. 1 however, put and carried. There is- i no doubt the work can be much more satisfactorily performed by the coun cil as trustees.
Homes for the Workers. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
Homes for the Workers. At Broken Hill Council, Aid. Booth proposed the following motion, viz.: "That with a view of procuring the benefits of Edison's concrete house in-, ventions, and so providing good homes for workers, this council urge upon the State Government the advisabil ity of communicating with Mr. Edi son, and purchasing the necessary"., plant to carry out the work." There being no seconder, the motion lapsed.
The Reader's View THE REFERENDA PROPOSALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
=£0== c The Reader's View iU^ \ZJ £ THE REFERENDA PROPOSALS. The Editor. Sir,-The campaign for and against the referenda proposals is now fairly before the public, and ?we have the advantage of seeing Avhat some of our greatest present-day thinkers have to say on a matter ?which, not only affects the welfare of the States, but our people as well. And before making any avowed de claration in favour of the extensive alterations in the Constitution, where by the States would be almost com pletely deprived of the right to regu late their own internal affairs, it would certainly be good, sound busi ness on the part of the electors to think the matter out for themselves in a common-sense mariner, before conceding these powers to the Com monwealth without first going too thoroughly into the pros and cons of the case in its various bearings, and its applicability as a means of na tional advancement. The trend of thought, for some time past, has been in favour of decentralisation, as the onl...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
Preliminary Notice. ON WEDNESDAY, 10th MAY NEXT, SUBDIVISION SALE OF PORTION OF THE FAMOUS " WAR RAN A" Station, close to COONAMBLE and GULAR-COONAMBLE Railway Line, in a Fascinating and Rich District, Possessing all the Lest Attributes of Life and Success on the Land. HEALTHY CLIMATE; HIGH-GRADE AND PROFITABLE SOIL, In the Heart of the Great Artesian Water Zone. Rainfall Regular and Well Distributed, and Averaging about 21 Inches. The Area to be offered comprises 25,GOO Acres, subdivided into Nine Farms, of 1653 Acres to 4662 Acres, and may be utilised for Grazing or Mixed Farming, much of the area being suitable for growing Wheat and other cereals. TERMS WILL BE LIBERAL. Investors are advised to watch for further and more detailed adver tisements, and in the meantime to apply for particulars to the Auc tioneers, DALGETY & CO., LTD., Melbourne, Allctioneerg HAIN & SEARIGHT, Sydney, ^ A. H. OLIVER & CO., Coonamble, in Conjunction^ DAIRY . F ARM FOR SALE. A HI...
AGENTS' REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
AGENTS' REPORTS. Dalgety and Co., Ltd., report:-The brisk market which has been in force at the Sydney sales during the past week speaks volumes for the sound ness of European trade at the present time, and reveals very clearly the absence of a valid reason for the weakness in the early part of the New Year. As month after month goes past, it is more than ever evi dent that the English writers' esti mates of the current clip were most unjustifiable. Their forecasts being now totally discredited, it is to be hoped that the London authorities will, in iuture, leave the Australian news to those at this end, who are in a position to supply reliable details. The shipments of wool from New South Wales since July 1, have amounted to 839,944 bales, as against 836,121 bales for the corresponding period last year, and the shipments from the Commonwealth have amoun ted to 1,782,032 bales, as compared with 1,745,640 bales last season. The increase in exports is now down to 12,285 bales, with no...
The Market Mirror WOOL. General Rise in Values. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
=D Ck The Market Mirror WOOL. 3 General Rise in Values. After a spell of about live weeks, the Sydney wool market emerged once more into the activity of auction sales. The catalogues submitted dur ing the week have amounted to over 23,000 bales, being considerably heavi er than is usual at so late a period of the year. The selection of the wools offered was also higher than usual, including some clips shown in November and December, which, ow ing to the slack condition of the mar ket at the commencement of this year, had been held over. At the time, doubtless, the grower, was disappoint ed, but the delay has proved really a blessing in disguise, for the market at this week's auctions showed con siderable improvement, as compared with the rates ruling at the termina tion of the weekly series on March 2. Generally speaking, it may be said that prices now are fully 5 per cent, higher than they were at that time. Of course, super greasy wools were practically absent at this week's sales...
RABBIT SKIN SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
RABBIT SKIN SALES. Supplies of rabbit skins at the last sales were smaller than usual, and were disposed of under exceptionally keen bidding. Prices as compared with rates ruling a week ago are dis tinctly higher, an average advance of a halfpenny being readily obtained for all descriptions. A few lines of specially good skins realised liyadv good lines from 9%d. to lO^d., me dium from 8y3d. to 9%d., inferior summers from 6Vad. to 8d., smalls from 5d. to 6%d. The Gunnedah P., A., and H. As sociation, will hold its annual show on August 22, 23, and 24. The annual show under the aus pices of the Riverina P. and A. So ciety will take place on the 29th and 30th August.
YERONG CREEK SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
YERONG CREEK SPORTS. A good programme of sports was carried out on Saturday, March 25, in the presence of a large attendance of visitors. The prize money avail able represented £30, and another £9 for trophies. The events were as follows:-Boys' race, 75 yards: Johnson, 1; Edgehill, 2. Handicap Cycle Race, 1 mile, Damschke, 1; Castles, 2. Handicap Trot, 2 miles, S. Kelly, 1; J. Kelly, 2; J. M'Mahon, 3. Stepping Contest, F. O'Connor, 1; T. Zebell, 2. Hunting Contest, H. Smyles 1 and 3; Redwing, 2. Yerong Creek Cycle Handicap, 2 miles, Pim blett, 1; Castles, 2; Damschke, 3. School Girls' Race. G. Fletcher, 1. Handicap Foot Race, 120 yards, Piltz, 1; Oakley, 2. Monday Morning Race, P. Malloy, 1; W. Lockwood, 2. Han dicap High Jump, Clark, 1; Piltz, 2. Old Buffers' Race, J. Kennedy, 1; H. Palmer, 2. Donkey Race, y2 mile, D. Costigan's Nancy, 1; G. Plunkett's Darkie, 2. Tilting at the Ring, M. Costigan, 1; J. McMahon, 2.
THE TICK REGULATIONS. Stock Owners Determined. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
THE TICK REGULATIONS. Stock Owners Determined. The large, hall at- the Kyogle Shire Chambers, was crowded on the 22nd ult., by delegates from all parts of , . ftfre djstrjs.t,J,o..dis.euss_the.present sys tem adopted by the Department for the- eradication of. tick. B.epresenta-: tives from areas outside the. quaran tine were present, and. condemned the system-as strongly' as. the men liv ing inside. It had been proved-that there was no protection for outside areas,-..and conditions could not im prove so long -. as. "there ';.were-^i|irres^: ;"ponsible. inspectors,', the majority', of whom had had no previous experience with tick. Several speakers reniarkr ed .that a number of the men now;, on the,, staff would find it impossible! to get. employment elsewhere,. especially - among ;eattle. One-speaker went. furJ theiy and said, "There are "110 unem ployed in the district now, tiiey are all on the staff." : ? . . .? This, is perhaps an exaggeration, but it is a -Avelltknov.'n fact that...
BRADFORD WOOL "BEARS." [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
BRADFORD WOOL " BEARS." " Wool Expert" writes :-Mr. El liott .. J. Carter, iri . a > recent -is^ sue, is. evidently under 'the impres sion .that the Bradford wool " bears" / largely control wool prices. . This is - a mistake, for whatever influence Bradford may have liad in the wool market in previous years it gradually . lost as the wool sales in Australia increased. For years the combers there fought the foreign buyers in its efforts to prevent a great rise in tops, and they kept stocks as low as possible, not always with profit to themselves. The greatest blessing to the Australian grower came with the advent of the foreign buyers out here, and seeing that they shipped direct to the manufacturers, created dismay and anger to the Bradford men. They " egged on' 'the London wool brokers in their efforts to retain as much as possible of the London trade, but it was useless, and whilst Bradford is still the leading wool centre of the United Kingdom, its in fluence on the worlds woo...
INCREASES IN HORSE AND. CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
INCREASES IN HORSE AND. CATTLE. The returns received by the Stock branch from stock-owners hi each pastures protection, district, showed that the ??cattle" in'the State on 3lst December numbered 2,425,996, to which has to be added the additional estimated number supplied by stock inspectors from districts from which 110 returns were 'received', viz., 268.1S7, making a total of 2,694,1S3. Thi& compares very favourably;>vith'the total for 1909, viz., 2,646,300,' and shows an increase of 47,883 head,.the result, the Chief Inspector of Stock says, of good seasons, more breeding, and increased settlement. Th,e in crease in the number of horses .was substantial during last year. The'fig ures compiled'from returns-received from stock owners and local inspec tors in each district up to Jaiiuary 2(3 last, gave a total of 529,085 head, as&lt; against^ 516.693 head at the. close of 1909, or an increase of"12,392"head;.-' As illustrating the .ramifications in prices for meat,...
COLLIE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
COLLIE. Tlie annual meeting of tlie Collie Branch was held on the .25th ult., the attendance being very large. ' The secretary's report showed the Associa tion to be in a highly prosperous condition, having 60 paid up mem bers on the roll. The balance-sheet showed a credit balance of £35 19s lid, which was considered highly sat isfactory. The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted as follows: -President, Mr. S. K. Murray; vice presidents, Messrs. W. Pearse and C. J. Kowcliffe; hon. sec., Mr. Horace Murray; hon. treasurer, Mr. W. Pearse. The programme for the car nival to be held on May 3, was dis cussed. The sum of £12 12s. was donated towards the prize fund, and the secretary was empowered to col lect further donations. It was deci ded that prizes to the value of £1 Is. or over should be in trophies, and lesser prizes in money. A further meeting, to definitely arrange the pro gramme was held on April 1.
TICKS IN THE NORTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
TICKS IN THE NORTH. /While Mr. Trefle, Hon. Minister for Agriculture, was in the.North Coast : district last week, a deputation from Casino, Kyogle, Tooloom, Wooden1 bong, Gordon Brook, and other cen-j tres, brought under his notice certairj hardships arising out of the Tick Actj , and asked for modifications of certain restrictions. , Tliey urged tliat dairy-; men, stock breeders, and teamsters ; were more or less victims of the Act; : Mr. Trefle, in reply, made certain concessions, in dealing seriatim with the thirteen resolutions submitted by the deputation. &lt; He favoured the re tention of the border and supervising inspectors, but declined to transfer the control of the inspectors to the Pastures Protection Boards, believ ing the administration would be bet ter under the department. He agreed to have the present quarantine areas merged into one, and the present out side boundaries retained. He was un-i favourable to extending the buffer area to the Clarence River, pre...
NIMITYBELLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
NIMITYBELLE. A special meeting of Nimitybelle branch is being called for 15th April, at the usual time. Mr. Drummond, who will then be on his way to Bem boka and Candelo, has been invited to address the meeting upon the claims of the Rural Workers' Union, and the action the executive, of the Association proposes to take in the interests of its members, in the Fede ral Arbitration Court. This branch is progressing, several new members having been proposed.
MILROY. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
MILROY. At a meeting of the Milroy branch, held on April 25, for tlie purpose of selecting two delegates to attend the conference at Quirindi, re the claims of the R.W.U., Messrs. Doyle and Bailey were appointed. Also a scale of wages was fixed for them to work upon.
WOODVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 7 April 1911
WOODVILLE. On Friday, 17th ult., a public meet ing of farmers, under the auspices of the Woodville branch, was held to consider the claims of the R.W.U. For some time past this branch lias been considering the effects on the staple industries of dairying, lucerne, potato, and maize growing in the Hunter River district, under the hours of employment and rates of wages demanded by the R.W.U. Care ful calculations have been made of the profit and loss accounts, and in each instance it was clearly establish ed that should the rural workers gain their'demands, or even an instalment of them, these several industries will be immediately crippled. The de tails connected with the above profit and loss accounts were submitted to the public meeting on Friday even ing, and after careful consideration, were fully adopted.. . It was decided . that they be forwarded on to the ; executive council, for their conside ration. The advisability of sending witnesses fully able to substantiate i the foreg...