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ADVANTAGES OF CAPONISING.

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REARING THE DAIRY CALF.

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OUR DEFICIENCIES IN POULTRY…

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OUR DEFICIENCIES IN POULTRY INSTRUCTION. By Edward Brown, F.I.S., Hon. Secretary National Poultry Organisation Society. Education is a prime necessity for develop- ment in every branch of life. Instruction in principles and training in methods are required in poultry keeping as well as every other business. It is desirable to enquire how we stand in this respect as compared with other countries. What has taken place in England and Wales is recorded in the official returns. The Board of Agriculture gave in 1908-9 £ 30 for poultry work. The County Councils were allocated the whiskey money for technical instruction. The following figures tell the tale so far as they are concerned :— Year. Amount applied Grants to Col- Total ex- to Agricultural leges and pended on Education. Schools, poultry inst. x x x 1903-4 90,275 32.146 3,105 1904-5 86,900 26,332 3,145 1905-6 83,987 26,880 3,132 1906.7 79,805 23,596 2,527 1907-8 75,882 21,737 2,538 Reduced by Rl4,453 £ 10,409 .£.j67 Thus it will be seen that reduction has taken place all round. Apart from colleges and schools the pro rata reduction on poultry is greater than on any other subject. It was always half-starved, yet the crumbs thrown to it since 1903-4 have been curtailed to the extent of nearly 12 per cent. In 1906-7 the expenditure at American Colleges and experi- mental stations for poultry alone was £ 43,204, apart from farmers' institutes. At several of the leading colleges the annual expenditure is zC2,000 in poultry experiments. In this coun- try zC5,000 would more than cover all the public money devoted to instruction and experiments in this subject by the Board of Agriculture, Colleges, schools and County Councils com- bined. So far as agricultural colleges and schools

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AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATION.

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OUR DEFICIENCIES IN POULTRY…

AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATION.

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