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HARRISBURG, PA.:
HARRISBURG PUBLISHING CO., STATE PRINTERS.

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PREFACE.

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Harrisburg, Pa., June 15, 1905. Sheep husbandry, in some parts of Pennsylvania, especially the southwest section, has been for years a very important industry.

With the large areas of land within the State, from which the timber has recently been removed, there is reason to believe that this important branch of stock raising may be pursued with profit in inany places where in the past it has received but little attention.

Sheep, in a state of nature, are found in mountainous districts, and there is no place where in their domesticated condition they do so well as upon the hills or table-lands that overlook the lowlands and valleys.

Many of the mountains and hillsides in Pennsylvania from which the timber has in recent years been removed, are covered with rich grasses and other coarser forage-plants that make them ideal places for keeping sheep.

To encourage this industry and help such as may wish to engage in it to proceed intelligently in establishing and caring for their flocks, this bulletin is sent out by this Department in the hope that it may be the means of increasing the income of some of the landowners of the State whose conditions are well adapted to sheep production.

N. B. CRITCHFIELD,
Secretary of Agriculture.

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