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No. 50.--My flock of sheep number nearly 400, mostly ewes, 200 of which are Southdowns; some half, three-quarter, seven-eighths, and many full blood. I bought a buck and ewe at the sale of imported stock, by the Clinton and Fayette Importing Company; crossed them with a stock of mixed blood, of Saxony and the old Merino. A few years afterward I purchased a fine Southdown buck, raised by Mr. James Anderson, of Ross county, O.; he, I think, bought a number of them at the sale of the Madison County Importing Company. The balance of my flock I purchased in Kentucky; they are a mongrel breed-crosses of Bakewell, Cotswold, Merino and native. The value of the Southdown consists in the superior qualities of the mutton, and also the economy in producing it. They are a hardy sheep, producing about four pounds of wool, of a coarse quality, and a majority of the ewes will produce and rear twin lambs if properly cared for. Yours respectfully,

:! R. R. SEYMOUR :

COTSWOLDS. For history of Cotswolds see page 447 of Ohio Agricultural Report for 1862.

ADAMS COUNTY.

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ATHENS COUNTY. 4[Isaac Stanly, jr., Hibbardville 31 200 Cotswolds ... 5 Daniel Drake Menurney 21 -40)...................:

CLERMONT COUNTY. 6.S. R. Hatchinson, Miamiville)..! 5]Cotswolds . ...........

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY. TT. S. McFarland, Westville..) 11 25 Full Cotsw'ds/1860, T. S. McF.. JHarrison co., Ky.

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HAMILTON COUNTY. 11,Jacob Shuff, Sharonville .... 21 18 Full Cotsw'da 12 G. W. Smith, 13.John Hammel, Carthage ....J 3 250]Hall...............

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LORAIN COUNTY. 14 Wm. Squire, Capopa........ 34 291 Full Cotsw'ds(1850, W. S....... 1850, Lorain co., O. 15 Thos. Aston, Elyria........17 62..do.

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MAHONING COUNTY. 16 Geo. Rudge, Boardman..... 104 404 to full Cots G. & J. Rudge...England. 17 And. Shields, Youngstown .. 5 100 Full.. [wolds 1860, A. S....... 1860, England. 18 J. B. Kistler, Cornersburg... 11

er' Cornersburg dul 40 Halt....... Rudge & Bro..... 1851, 19 Milo Beard,

T...) 21 801..do......../1856, M. B......./1856,

MUSKINGUM COUNTY. 201Mrs. McCammon, W. Zanesv'el.50Cotswolds . .................

MORROW COUNTY. 21/Jos. Furnar, jr., Waynesville. 1.11 10 Cotswolds...A. P. O'Neale ...

MÁRION COUNTY.
30|Cotswolds....... ............./Vermoat.

22]T. V. Reber , Upper Sanduskyl...

OTTAWA COUNTY.

23/H. H. Bredbeck, Port Clinton 2 24Gerett Bredbeck, "

508. Cotswolds .(1858, H. H. B....T. Aston, Lorain co. O 40..do........|1859, G. B...... “

SRNECA COUNTY. 25 Henry Troxel, Republic..... 11 60/Full Cotsw'de 1860, H. T....... Ky. 20 H. Húber, Tifin........... il 401..do.......11860, Huber.....Ky. (Lexiogton). ;

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.UNION COUNTY. 28\A. Erwin, Irwin.............311004 to full Cotsw.{H. Ştocks.......

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No. 7.-On the 1st of September, 1860, I brought from Kentucky four head of pure blooded Cotswold sheep, and on the 5th day of this month I brought fourteen head more, all and each of which will produce twelve pounds of merchantable wool. They were purchased of Robert Scott, Esq., of Harrison county, Kentucky, at an average cost of $12 per head. They have been remarkably healthy thus far, are excellent feeders, and are remarkable for their gentility and kindness.

In a few days I will go again to Kentucky for a car load, and as soon as I return I will notify you of my importation, if desirable. I think them far the best for home consumption, both wool and carcass. Some of my best will weigh three hundred poundsaverage, two hundred and twenty pounds,

T. S. McFARLAND.

No. 13.—I take the present opportunity of furnishing such information as I can from my own experience in sheep raising for the year 1862. I kept three hundred; and from two hundred and fifty ewes raised about two hundred and fifty lambs, fifty of which I selected and kept, the rest I sold for $2 per head when three months old. Fifty wethers when shorn I sold for $3.75 per head. My wool brought sixty cents per pound, and on an average for the flock, $2.18 cents per head, which gives a net profit per head for 250 ewes and fifty wethers, as follows:Lambs, 200, at $2 per head.............

...... $400 00 Wool, 250 sheep at $2.18 per head...

625 00 Wethers, 50, $3.75 per head .......

.. 187 50 Wool of same........................

109 00

Total for whole........

$1,221 50 The fifty lambs selected will fill the place of the wethers sold, and leaves the flock as good as last year. I should state that my lambs came about the 1st of March, and the ewes were housed and carefally tended. Earlier lambs would be better for the butcher, but would be more likely to be lost. My manner of keeping is to feed corn once a day, and then let the flock run out on the meadows, with hay at night when they return to the yard. If the farmers would keep sheep instead of dogs, it could be done with profit. A farm of one hundred acres could keep fifty and not feel the expense, while the profits would be handsome. Yours with respect,

JOHN HAMMEL No. 14.—I first bought of Mr. Joel Townshend, of Avon, in 1850, one buck and three ewes. In 1852 I got from him another buck and ewe; in 1854 another buck from him, and in 1856 another one. These were crossed with Leicesters and Cotswolds. Since then I have crossed with a Cotswold

imported from England by Mr. Humphreys of Parma. The last buck I imported from Canada in 1861, bred by Mr. John Snell was a Cotswold.

My flock now consists of fifty-six sheep, viz: 3 buck lambs ten months old, weighing 487 pounds; 8 wether lambs and 16 ewe lambs, which weigh 2,410 pounds; also 25 breeding ewes, weighing 4,085 pounds, and four yearling ewes that have been hurt by dogs that I did not weigh. I weighed my flock the 20th of February. I have sold 29 sheep for $472 since the 1st of September, 1862.

I have thus given these particulars to the best of my ability. I stand alone in my neighborhood; there are none others that pay any attention to select breeding. Respectfully yours,

WILLIAM SQUIRE. · No. 16.-I imported from England, April, 1852, three ewes and two lambs, and at the same time we purchased here such Leicesters and Southdowns as we could get. They and their descendants have always been bred to Cotswold rams. Since the above date have imported from England two more Cotswold rams. . Respectfully yours,

GEO. RUDGE. No. 23.--I have a few Southdowns, but I have not had them long enough to tell how they will do. I shear about 125 sheep annually. Last year my flock only averaged 54 pounds per head. They are becoming very popular in this vicinity. I have furnished the foundation for several flocks to my neighbors. Our country here is very level, and I find that the Cotswolds are much more healthy here than the Merinos were, and also make much better mutton.

HARMAN H. BREDBECK,

LEICESTERS. For history of Leicesters see pages 427 and 428 of Ohio Agricultural Re

port for 1862. ASHLAND COUNTY.

Name and post-office address
I of the owner of the flock,

Bucks.

Ewes.

Quality of Who commenced When and wbere par

sheep. the flock. ents were obtained.

1 Thos. Moores, Mohicanville. 3 404 Leicester........ 2 M. V. Eddy, Jeromesville .........la

CLERMONT COUNTY. 3/Wm. Ashton, Williamsburg. 1 11 2411 Leicester... A Jobin Needbam, Monterey.... 254 Leicester.. 6 Alex. Davidson, *

27 do 6 D. W. Marsh "

9 do 1 John Burns, "

27 do 8lJames Shaw, Belfast........4 4 964 do

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DELAWARE COUNTY. 10 F. C. Vergon, Delaware... 11 72|1 Leicester../1850, T. C. V.. 10. and England.

DEFIANCE COUNTY. 11 Richard Knight, Farmer... 11 7011 Leicester.............

ERIE COUNTY. 12 Wm. Parish, Bloomfield..../ 31 20 Leicester..../1856, W. P..... Fergot, Cleveland. 13/A. Ainslie, Castalia........ 5 1001 do .... A. A...........1857, Canada.

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GREENE COUNTY... 14/Thos. Townsley, Cedarville.. 25 Leicester...,JB. B. Browning.. England. 15 W. & A. Cline, Alpha 16 F. Lafong do 17 G. Koogler, 18 Wm. Stull, 19 Geo Hazaer, 20 D, Hawker, 21F. Hawker, 22 A. Hawker, 23 A. Gerlaugh, Alph

.... B. B. Browning... England. 24 J. Gerlaugh, 25 H. Warner, 26 M. Swigert, do 27]s. Sbank,

HOLMES COUNTY. 28 John Yoder, Berlin.........!!! 20 Leicester.................

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HAMILTON COUNTY. 29]P. Sheperd, La Gaardsville..! 11 15|Leicester.........

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LAKE COUNTY 30 C. W. Ensign, Madison...... 90 1 Leicester..1..... 81/Wm. J. Sheldon do........11 181

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LORAIN COUNTY. 32 Jas. Johnson, Eaton........2 5011 Leicester..... 33 Mr. Robson, do .. 1 3011

do 34 Thos. Wilson, do ........ 11 401 do

MAHONING COUNTY. . 35|Abram Kline, Canfield ....1 21 30 Leicester..../Mr. Sheldon..... England.

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