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1908 Excerpt: ...The bureau of agriculture has continued to furnish
American stallions, jacks, bulls, and boars for breeding purposes
in the provinces. In many cases the number of services rendered by
these animals has not been as large as could reasonably be
expected. This fact has been due to several different causes, among
which are the following: There is a notable lack of appreciation of
the value of better blood. In some cases horses stationed in the
best horse-breeding districts have had practically no service,
while hundreds of mares in easy reach were running at large with a
herd of horses containing numerous native stallions of all ages and
qualities. In many cases the native owner of mares does not even
take the pains to breed them to the best native ponies. During the
year 11 stallions and 2 jacks have rendered 228 services. Of these,
1 Arabian stallion in a remote mountain district has served (52
mares, 2 in charge of the bureau have served 75, and the remaining
10 have served only 91, or an average of only a little over 9 each.
The groundless fear that native mares would not foal colts sired by
larger horses has also continued to exert a bad influence. In other
cases horses have been loaned to private parties, whose interest in
their use did not extend beyond the breeding of their own animals,
and under such circumstances no effort has been made to secure
outside mares to be bred. There have also been circulated various
rumors, such as the charging of extortionate stud fees, or the
taking of part of the colts by the man having the horse in charge,
all of which no doubt have had their influence in deterring
those'Vho might otherwise have patronized the horses. A number of
excellent colts have been reported during the past few months. No
systematic inspection of...
|Country of origin:
United States Philippine
||246 x 189 x 14mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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