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LINCOLNSHIRE SHEEP.'.'

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LINCOLNSHIRE SHEEP. The season for the sale and letting of rams' in; Lin- colnshire commenced lasfrweek, and the prices obtained* have been more remuneraiave to the breeders than those of any previous ym.sx In the county of Lincoln sheep-breeding forms one of the most important features in the business the agriculturist, and. when we consider the present comparatively low price of corn, and the high price- ef meat and wool, there can be no question that thefanner finds the breedingcf sheep, the most profitable part of his business. The breeding of a superior, class of sheep has long been the great object of many of our large farmers, and, by careful selection, Lincolnshire now. possesses a distinct- breed, which is undeniably more profitable than any other breed in the kingdom. With immense frames, and a ready aptitude to fatten,, they are fit for market at an early age, and fleeces of 14 lb. weight are not at all uncommon; indeed, it is frequently mentioned at the ram-lettings that some of the animals have clipped as much as 22 lbs. each. It is, therefore, rather surpris- ing that it is only within, the last two or three years that the Royal Agricultural Society have recognised pure-bred Lincolns as a distinct breed, although for many years past farmers raesiding in all parts of the United Kingdom,, knowing the value of these animals, have purchased. rams in this neighbour- hood for the- purpose of crossing, and improving their own flocks. On Thursday the annual letting of Mr. T. Kirkham's rams took place at Biscalthorpe. A large company was attracted from all parts of the kingdom, and the result of the letting must have far surpassed Mr. Ejrkham's most sanguine hopes. In all 138 sheep were offered, and from the commencement the biddings were exceedingly brisk, =650, < £ C0, £ 70, and even £ 80 being given for the use of a single ram for the year. The aggregate amount given for the 138 sheep was .82,7.13,10a., being an average of no less than JcY,) 13s. 3d. The average of the shearlings was X21 Is. each; two-shears, X17 16s. 6d., and of the three-shears and upwards, X20 7s. 3d. All the sheep offered were taken,, aaud there were customers for as many more. These prices are probably unprecedented in the annalaof ram-lettings. The sheep, of the most, noted Southdown, Leicester, and Cotsw-old breeders never realised nearly so much—a fact which proves the great esteem in wMch the Lincolnshire breed iss held. We might also state 'that the- rams of Mr. Chaplin, of lath well, were let by emotion in the- previous week: 120 realised £ 1,500; one of the shear- lings let for £55, and another for < £ 37; a two-shear- made £50., another < £ 35, and a three-shear < £ 40.

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