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" We can hardly place limits upon the amount of beef cattle that Illinois is capable of producing. A farmer calls himself poor, with a hundred head of horned cattle, around him. A cow in the spring is worth from seven to ten or fifteen dollars. "
A New Guide for Emigrants to the West: Containing Sketches of Michigan, Ohio ... - Page 289
by John Mason Peck - 1837 - 381 pages
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A Gazetteer of Illinois: In Three Parts, Containing a General View of the ...

John Mason Peck - Illinois - 1837 - 328 pages
...with a hundred head of horned cattle around him. A cow in the spring is worth from twelve to twenty dollars. Some of the best quality will sell higher....job. Cows, in general, do not produce the same amount rf milk, nor of as rich a quality as in older states. Something is to be attributed to the nature of...
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Illinois in 1837: A Sketch Descriptive of the Situation, Boundaries, Face of ...

Samuel Augustus Mitchell - Economics - 1837 - 143 pages
...cow in the spring is worth from twelve to twenty dollars. Some of the best quality will sell higher. Cows, in general, do not produce the same amount of...states. Something is to be attributed to the nature of the pastures, and the warmth of the climate, but more to causes already assigned. If ever a land was...
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History of Agriculture in the Northern United States, 1620-1860, Issue 5

Percy Wells Bidwell, John Ironside Falconer - Agriculture - 1925 - 512 pages
...that their neat cattle were usually inferior in size to those of the older States and that cows did not produce the same amount of milk nor of as rich a quality.18 When slaughtered they would weigh from 700 to 900 pounds and those which at 4 or 5 years...
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