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AGBICCLTCBAL NOTES.

* FARM SPBING WORK.

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FARM SPBING WORK. Old farmers declare that we must go back to 1823 to find a parallel for the long severe winter. Drier, brighter weather at last, however, glad. dens farmers' hearts, hastens the drying of the land, soaked with seven inches of February rain, itemises some valuable March dust, helps along TOB sad arrears of work, enables beans and peas, .iyetcbea, and oats to be satisfactorily put in. In many districts the first opportunity ainoe Novem. ber was last week seized to drill wheat, and the low price has led to much debate whether oats and barley should not be substituted for the bursery or April wheats. In some cold and back. ward situations wheat drilled in October ia only this week showing itself above ground, and there will nowhere be the exuberant flag to cover a March bare. The wet autumn and sharp winter are reported in some districts to have cut up the clover, but thia genial weather may briniforwarc1 tsore plant than haa yet been apparent. Boots, both in burries and standing in the ground, have suffered so severely from froat that stock masters anxiously look for an early grass crop. So many potatoes have been injured that special care is necessary in selection for seed; the liberal im- portations from Germany prevent, however, prices as yet advancing much. Never haa an abundant h",y crop been of greater value than during the froat and anow, when roots wereoltan inaccessible, or if procurable were eo frozen that they did more harm than good, Even now the hay lasts well, and can be readily bought at 0£3 to .£4 per ton. The fine weather has ahortened the deliveries of grain, and again given an upward tendency to prices. Beef and mutton are bringing about 7d. per lb., and heavy weights and coarse qualities Id. less. From the high prices at which stock were bought in during the autumn, and from their slow progress during the cold weather, feeders' profits are small. Good stores, whether cattle or akeep, are still scares or dear; breeding should certainly stili pay. At tlfe jttngingham shorthorn sale last week, 70 cows nd heifers, and 300 bulls made a grand total of JCM,666 19a. 6d., or an average of nearly ,£:3(1 ¡ Not a great many were passed at the moderate upset price of 20 guineas; the highest price of 92 guineas was given for Mr. G. W. Garnes's champion bull, and great good must follow from the wide distribution of so many useful well. bred young shorthorn aires throughout the bred. ing and d^iry tarda of the country.

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