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IRRIGATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
IRRIGATION. There are few, if any, residing outside the cities of the Commonwealth to whom the subject of irrigation and water con servation does not appeal in more or less degree, and we may, therefore, safely assume that the subject will be interest ing to our readers. There can be no doubt that where irrigation can be pro perly applied to growing crops, of what ever character, it spells fortune to the grower. This has been proved in nu merous isolated instances within our own shores, but on a more impressive scale in India and Egypt. Success depends upon a number of conditions, the chief of these being the quantity of water available, the height to which it has to be raised, the distance it has to be conveyed, the nature of the ground to be irrigated, and, a no less important consideration, the amount of capital available for investment in the plant. The question is therefore obvious ly a somewhat complicated one, and hence we have qualified our statement asserting the remunerati...
THE GARDEN. SOMETHING ABOUT BULBS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
THE GARDEN. SOMETHING ABOUT BULBS. Bulb-planting time is almost with us, and already the windows of the seedsmen are filled with the old favourites. With few exceptions it is best to commence in March, and to continue planting opera tions until May. Liliums, however, should not be put in before May, nor later than July. Gladioli will do best from April to November, while Martbeitas, the gor geous Valotta Purpurea, and the Tigri das (Tiger Lily) are best suited between the months of June and July. There are many bulbs which may easily be raised from seed. This plan, although involv ing the expenditure of a little more time and labour, than that of the direct plant ing of the bulbs, effects a considerable saving of cash. '# * * Thus a sixpenny packet of the seed of Anemone Caronaria will produce perhaps a gross of seedlings. Should that number of bulbs, however, be purchased from the seedsman, the cost would be at the least seven shillings. , Should the purchaser content himself with ...
AT CITY YARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
AT CITY YARDS. Pigs. — 2060 were forward. The mar ket showed no quotable change. Back fattcrs sold to 70/- ; baconers to 50/- ; por kers to 33/6; stores from 4/- upwards. Calves. — 430 forward, the majority be ing vealcrs of inferior quality. Heavy vealers were scarce and dearer, as were also goad quality young calves from one to two months old. Yearlings sold from 50/- to S5/- ; vealers . from 30/- to 45/- ; calves from 6/- to 25/-.
LIVE STOCK REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 2nd MARCH, 1906. AT FLEMINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
LIVE STOCK REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 2nd MARCH, 1906. AT FLEMINGTON. Sheep.— ',3,830, including 3t&43 lambs, were yarded., comprising all grades, the bulk being from medium to good, with but few prime. Buyers were in full at tendance, and competed freely for all prime quality; these latter advanced in values, while the medium or trade sorts suffered a decline. Crossbred wethers sold from 14,- to 19/- ; ewes from 12/- to 17/4; merino wethers from 9/- to 17/5; a few extra choice made to 19/3- Ewes sold from 6'- to 13/2. Lambs.— 2643 forward, the bulk being suckers. On Thursday the market was very firm, at advanced values for all good quality forward ; they sold from 6/- to 14/6. Cattle.— 1915 yarded, the bulk of which were from good to prime. The market was easier than previous week, more par ticularly Thursday's sale. Best beef made to 20/- per loolbs., with other classes cheaper. Bullocks sold from £7 to £ii'ioj-', steers from ,£5; cows from jCa to £-7- - '
AUSTRALASIAN DAIRY PRODUCE IN LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
AUSTRALASIAN DAIRY PRODUCE IN LONDON. Fc. Mowing are extracts from the New Xealanc! L. and M. Company's London report for the week ended ryth Decem ber last : — Butter.— The demand cominued very good well up to the close of last week, being more active than is usually looked for at the holiday season. The Nineveh cargo, so far as salted butter is concern ed, lias been cleared at full prices, while the shipments by the Geelong. Afric. and uther vessels are being disposed of before arrival at around 114s. to 1 i6s. per cwt. Notwithstanding the large shipments close at hand and in stock, values are being well maintained, country enquiry being exceptionally brisk, and there seems less likelihood of' a glut than at a short time ago seemed probable. As regards unsaltcd, the trade passing is slow, and lower prices have been ac cepted to make sale, a fair quantity still remaining unsold, and with the near ar rival of further lots, the outlook would not seem to be for highter values. Lysaght...
MARKET REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
MARKET REPORTS. Wheat. — The market has been lifeless and very little doing-. Purchases have been few : prices ranging— Prime milling, ic 3,2; F.A.(J., 3/1 to 3,ii. Chickwheat : Prime, 3/1 : medium., 2/ 11 to 3;-: inferior, from 2/y per bushel. Cables received from London on Friday night stated that the English markets were in very full supply, and the demarfd for cargoes was stagnant from about ;,o/6 to 31 - per quar ter. In the face of these reports, ship pers were more inclined to reduce limits than offer any advance. Maize. — The recent rains have tended to ease prices somewhat. Choice new season's, 4/- to 4/3: Victorian and Tumut (old), 4/5, nominal. Chaff.— Prime lots were scarce, best Adelaide, however, being quoted at £-\. 10'- to £5 1- (-i w'tn a firmer feeling: while for other varieties, which were more plentiful., late values were again asked. Melbourne oaten hay realised a better price, at £:v'i5-'- -i.5.- advance on the previous clay's quotation. Lucerne stood at former...
POULTRY FOR PROFIT Colour an Important Factor. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
POULTRY FOR PROFIT Colour an Important Factor. In this column it was recently stated that intending- poultry keepers would do well to adopt one of the self-coloured breeds in preference to any of the laced or barred varieties, in which perfection of feather is so difficult to attain. It must not, however, be thought that even in an all-white breed the question of colour does not become an important factor. Many so-called white Leg-horns are in reality yellow. Some breeders affirm that 'bras- siness' — by which is meant the yellow ting-e oftenest seen on the male bird, rath er than the hens — is merely a matter of strain. * * * These folk talk of a 'stag-white' strain, one the purity of whose colour is unaffected by exposure to the direct rays of the sun. We have seen pure white Leg-horns, also Wyandottes, in the Old Country, birds which retained the purity of their hue, although running- at large and fully exposed to the sutnlight. In Australia, however, old Sol has more power, and ...
MORANGORELL—BARMEDMAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
MORANGORELL— BARMEDMAN. At a committee meeting held at Trungley Station on 17th February, most of the business dealt with was in refer ence to roads and bridges, and only of local interest. A motion was passed supporting the Bena and Wamboyne resolutions re rab bit netting, etc. ? ? A resolution was passed asking the secretary to again urge on the Railway Commissioners the absolute necessity for cattle trucking yards at Barmedman. T'his l'c a mnttpr nip linvA V»ppti f-rviTicr f/ir for some time, and been repeatedly re fused, but like the boy with (or/ rather, without) the soap, we; 'won't be happy till we get it.;: Notice of motion was given with a view to forming a local . bush fire brigade for next summer. The next general meeting was fixed for the 7th April, the same to be the annual meeting. '
STONEHENGE. Wire Netting.—The Government and Willis.—The Shires Bill. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
STONEHENCE. Wire Netting.— The Government and Wil lis.— The Shires Bill. A well-attended meeting was held on Tuesday evening, 20th ult. Owing to the absence of the President, Mr. Albert Meurant was voted to the chair. Correspondence was read from Mr. J. Wetherspoon, re appointing delegates to meet the P.P. Board in conference on gth March at Glen Innes, and, the follow ing gentlemen were appointed — Messrs. A. A. Meurant and A. I. Cooper. Resolutions through the General Secre tary from the Bena. and Wamboyne Asso ciations, re the freight and funds to sup ply wire netting to settlers were received. This branch is unanimous in supporting any movement that, will benefit the set tlers, and also in helping to exterminate the, rabbits. It was resolved — ^'That this branch de plores the lax manner in which . the Gov ernment have acted in the Willis case, and desires the united action of the whole of the branches in this matter in con demning same,' and the Secretary was instructed to forwa...
LAKE GUDGELLICO. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
LAKE GUDGELLIGO. Mr. Sutton, of the Agricultural Depart ment, addressed a large meeting of farm ers here on Wednesday, with special re ference to cultivation and utilisation of soil moisture. By simple practical de monstrations with different soils he show ed the effects of the natural laws which govern this subject. Considerable inter est was taken in the lecture, judging oy the number of questions asked. In re sponse to questions information on en silage making and the treatment of se'ed wheat for prevention of smut was given. Mr. Sutton left .for Condobolin next morning in connection with farming ex periments. 276 points of rain have fallen since ' Tuesday night, and it is still raining.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE MARKET. To feed poultry effectively confinement is necessary. # * #. On the farm, where litter abounds, elab orate feeding pens are not necessary. 1? 7P tf Utilise any unused shed, stable, or pig stye. # * * Grade evenly. Put up in small lots — say, from 5 to 15, according to room. # * # ? Feed, for all they are worth, morning and evening. # .# # For a few days use same sort of food as hitherto ; water ditto. # # ? # Throw in something in the way of grit. # # # ' Clean out and give fresh litter occa sionally.
A FEW FANCY PRICES. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
A FEW FANCY PRICES. ' Poultry,' an English paper devoted to feathered stock, says : — 'In support of the contention that Buff Orpingtons are not played out, as some fanciers have stated, we have pleasure in giving a list of prices. Mrs. Wilkinson, or Scotforth, Lancaster, is said to have lately received for a trio of Buffs, ,£120; four pullets, £go\ two pullets, ,£50; one pullet, ,£30; a cockerel and a pullet, ,£50; a trio at ,£35; a cock, .£10; and a trio of whites, ,£50. Mrs. Wilkinson shipped to Aus tralia on August 25 a consignment of Buff, Black and White Orpingtons, and Barred and Buff Plymouth Rocks, amounting in value to ,£200.'
IRRIGATION AND CLOSER SETTLEMENT. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
IRRIGATION AND CLOSER SETTLEMENT. I'd ihp Editor. Sir, — As one who is not enthusiastically in favour of irrigation being carried out by the State at the present time, and as one who could not be beguiled by imag inary pictures of having fields of corn, vegetable wardens, and orchards in galore. as painted by some of our enthusiastic ir rigationists/l admit the great many ben efits which could be derived from irriga tion, provided that it was preceded by resumption by the Government of all large privately-owned estates that would be benefitted by such scheme for closer settlement. In Mr. Gibson's contributed articles to 'The Farmer and Settler' on irrigation, he mentions the following : — In the United States the open range of the arid regions is generally stated to be cap able of supporting a cow for every twenty or thirty acres ; the same land, when wat ered and put in lucerne, will feed ten times as many. The open range has a value of about 2/[6 per acre ; under irriga tion the v...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
SEED WHEAT. PRIME SPECIMENS FOR SALE, 'we have for sale some of the finest seed wheat in Riverina, including ' Bobs,' 'Jonathan '; also the well known varieties ' Stemwedel,' 'Purple Strav ' ' Blue Stem,' &o. All orders will recei prompt nttention. For Price and further particulars, apply to A. A. PIGGIN & CO., Grain Buyers, COROWA, N.S.W. YOU WANT TOP PRICES FOR YOUR FRUIT DON'T YOU P It mail es all tbe difference sometimes to whom you ?end it. Next time TRY THE GROWERS' AGENT, F. H. G. ROGERS, FRUIT SALESMAN (Established 1800). I guarantee Personal Attention, the Highest Manket Value, and Prompt Cash Remittance. References: Commercial Bank of Australia, Ltd., or The Editor, ' The Farmer and Settler.' Address : FRUIT EXCHANGE, 8YDNEY. WRITE MB A LINE NOW. THE NATIONAL RABBIT DESTROYER. An automatic), mechanical device for ejootinf . poiuon on to the fur of rabbits. An deadly as a gun, always loaded and pointed, nerer mktet, No bush fires, no phosphorous, no birds ki...
PASSING EVENTS. Milk, Oh! [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
PASSING EVENTS. By 'The Chatterer.' Milk. Oh! 'The witness mentioned that it was stat ed that if sweet music were played~or sung' to the cows while they were being milked, the milk would be better. (Smiles.)' This is a news item taken from the re port of the Arbitration Court proceeding's last week. A dispute between the Milk Carters' Union and the Fresh Food and Ice Company was being- heard, and evi dence was given, chiefly concerning- the employment of boys for the delivery of milk and the quality of the milk sold. Professor Anderson Stuart, of the Health Department, was a prominent witness, and in the course of his examination he g-ave utterance to the sentiment above quoted. I confess that I don't know very much about cows, although 1 have read and heard a good deal one way or another during the last thirty years, but never a word before about their susceptibility to music, x * # * If it be true that they g-ive better milk if sweet song-s are sung- or music played while the oper...
CREDITING THE RAILWAY WITH INCREASED VALUE OF CROWN LANDS. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
CREDITING THE RAILWAY WITH INCREASED VALUE OF CROWN LANDS. To the Editor. ' Sir, — The above is a very important subject, more especially if we take into consideration that one class of people claim' that it is population, and population only, that gives value to land. . We. have many proofs of land lying for forty years in a semi-valueless state, until borrowed capital, was spent constructing railways through it. The expenditure soon brought people. They assisted, but the capital was the prime cause of the added value to land. People in any large degree would not come but for the expenditure of capi tal. It is most important to keep this fact impressed on the public mind, when we see such able papers as the 'Sydney Bulletin' so persistently clamouring ; for the stoppage of the , importation of for eign .borrowed capital. ,'E.B. is perfectly . right. The added value from Crown lands should be credit ed, to the; railway, funds. If this were done, there would be no unpaying rail way l...
THE STANDARD OF WIRE NETTING To the Editor "Farmer and Settler." [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
THE STANDARD OF WIRE NETTING To the Editor 'Farmer and Settler.' kir, — INow that the Government has moved in the matter of assisting to keep down the rabbit plague, to the extent of advancing ,£50,000 for the purchase of wire netting, and with the promise of in creasing this amount to ,£100,000, the at tention of those not directly interested in land will be drawn to 'it. To those who have no knowledge of the losses from the rabbit pest, the amount of fenc ing required, and the cost per mile for netting, this will doubtless seem a large amount ; but, in reality, it is not enough. Nothing less than .£250,000 will suffice, ana mac oniy ror present requirements. These people must take into considera tion that the unoccupied Crown lands be long to themselves — that they are the pro perty of the community as a whole ; therefore, they should accept some of the responsibilities belonging to it ; whereas at present tney tnrow an tne responsioii ity upon the individual by requiring of him a...
PREPARING FOR DR. DANYSZ. EXPERIMENTS AT BROUGHTON ISLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
PREPARING FOR DR. DANYSZ. EXPERIMENTS AT BROUGHTON ISLAND. A wire from Newcastle, dated Thurs day, says :— In anticipation of a visit by Dr. Danysz, the eminent French scientist, to Australia, at an early date, the Gov ernment, through the Stock Department, is preparing for some tests to be made in rabbit extermination at Broughton Is land, off Port Stephens.: , :': .'?? ? ; With this, object ;in.:vieWj- Messrs. W. Alison, chairman of the council of advice to the Pastoralists' Stock Protection Board of New South Wales, G. S. Yeo, secretary to the council, R. T. Keys, of Muswellbrook, and J. Shaw, of the Stock Department, arrived in Newcastle to-day, en route for Broughton Island. A consignment of live rabbits, about 700 in number, enclosed in specially designed crates, was brought down from Narrabri by train, and transferred to the steamer Storm King, which is_ to take them to the island to-morrow. On reaching their iso-; lated home the rabbits will be liberated and allowed to roam ...
PUBLIC MEETING ON WIRE NETTING QUESTION. PEAK HILL. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 7 March 1906
PUBLIC MEETING ON WIRE NET TINC QUESTION. (From Our Correspondent.) PEAK HILL. A public meeting, convened by the Mayor at the request of a number of farmers, was held at the Council Cham bers on Tuesday, 20th inst., when the question of the distribution of wire net ting to settlers by the Government was discussed. The Mayor (Alderman Jackson) presid ed, and there were also present — Messrs. Gibson, Bouffier, Parr, O'Leary, Maker, Wards, Kerin, Stamford, Hartin, Braith waite, Barker, West, Blomley, and others. The following resolutions were carried, and it was decided to forward copies of the same to the Minister for Lands and the Pastures Protection Board at Mo long : — (1) 'That the rabbit-proof netting about to be issued by the Government should be 36m. by .iiin. by 17 gauge, it hav ing, after 20 years' experience, proved efficacious.' (2) ' That the grouping of the settlers be left to themselves, in areas of not less than 2560 acres approximately, and not exceeding 10,000 acres, ...