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. A CONVENIENT TIME FOR LIMING.

HOW THE LUNGS BECOME DISEASED.

START PIGS WELL.

Newtown's Opportunity.

CHOICE OF A BOAR.

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CATTLE-FEEDING EXPERIMENTS…

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QUERIES ANSWERED.

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ROOTS NOT ENOUGH.

TRANSPLANTING FRUIT BUSHES.

The Question of Health.

CROOKED BREASTS.

TURKEYS FOR CHRISTMAS.

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zC14 FOR AN APPLE.

"KEPT" EGGS.

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"KEPT" EGGS. By Edward Brown, F.L.S., Hon. Sec. National Poultry Organisation Society. During a visit last month to a local market where there was a good supply of eggs, at first there arose a great sense of satisfaction that farmers are at last beginning to produce more during the season of higher prices, But, knowing something of what takes place at this period of the year, a closer examination became necessary, when it was revealed that whilst there was a fair sprinkling of new laids," or what are so termed in rural districts, the greater part first saw the light of day several weeks ago. They had been kept" for better prices. In some cases the shells were washed and polished to show outwardly the best pos- sible, but in others all the signs of relative an- tiquity were present, and many were stained or dirty. Of those offered for sale, probably not 30 per cent. had been laid within a week; about 40 per cent. were a month or six weeks old the remainder more ancient than that. No wonder, therefore, that prices were low. The eggs were worth no more. Buyers knew that they would have to select these out, and that the stale eggs were in the greater number. I could not help but make unfavourable com- parisons with certain Belgian markets which I visited about a year ago, in which the eggs were clean, bright, and newly laid, and conse- quently prices obtained were much higher. Preservation of eggs under proper conditions can be adopted with advantage, but should be sold for what they really are. "Kept" eggs are a fraud. Every day after an egg is laid its value deteriorates. The object should be to market as rapidly as possible. When producers cattonly get a penny or a penny farthing for eggs at this season, the fault is their own. The remedy is rapid and combined, marketing by co-operative methods.

PEN POINTS.

THE CHOICE OF A CAREER.

tteath Sentence Scene.

The Late Dr. Bannister.

BWLCHYFFRIDD.'

CHURCHSTOKE.

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CATTLE-FEEDING EXPERIMENTS…

TRANSPLANTING FRUIT BUSHES.

TURKEYS FOR CHRISTMAS.

CATTLE-FEEDING EXPERIMENTS…