Posted 08-18-2002 at 19:49:13
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I'm referencing a farm book circa 18XX. For copyright reasons I can't disclose much more.
A little 1890's trivia for a Sunday nite. Some of these breeds of livestock no longer exist. But their genes are probably passed on in the other breeds. No mention is made of the fresian milk breeds so I assume the dutch breeds finally predominates today. I was looking for references to swiss brown but it wasn't there.
If you gents with cattle experience can shed some light on this I'd appreciate it.
I recognise one half of the swine list has breeds that are common today, but the others I've never seen. The ones I know exist today are marked "*"
My source suggests the best cattle breeds for dairy are the shorthorn.
Some the fruit hybrids no longer exist either but I'd thought I'd list them too.
Swine: Dorsetshire *
Poland China *
King of Tompkins County
Red Winter Calville
Pears: Hardenpoint Delight
Duchess of Angouleme
Winter Good Christian
Peaches: Large Mignone
Lord napier Favorite