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New Zealand Gazette and Wellington Spectator, Volume IV, Issue 332, 13 March 1844, Page 1
Port Nicholson Agricultural Associ- ation. THE FOLLOWING PRIZES will be given at the ensuing meeting of the As- sociation, to be held at Mr. Hunter's Stock- yard, T e a.,- O( on Thursday, the 28th day of March next — £ s. d. 1. For the best bull of any breed.. 10 0 2. The best milch cow of any breed, the person shewing to state the nature of her usual pasture, and the average quantity of milk and butter produced per week 10 0 3. The best heifer bred in the Colony, and whose sire is now living in the district 0 15 0 4. The best ram of any breed; if not bred in the Colony, to state the place from whence it came, and how long in this district 0 10 0 5. The best pen of three ewes, stating the breed, and it possible the weight of last seasons clip 0 10 0 6. The hest pen of three ewes, bred in the Colony, stating the breed of sire and dam, and if they are still in the district 0 10 0 7. For the stallion best calculated to improve the breed of saddle horses 10 0 8. For the stallion best calculated to improve the breed of draught horses 1 0 0 9. For the best mare 1 0 0 10. The be»t colt or filly, not ex- ceeding two years old, the produce of a stallion now in the district ........ 0 15 0 11. For the best boar 0 7 6 12. For the best breeding sow .... 0 7 6 13. For the best fat pig; the ex- • hibitor to state in writing the food and method of feeding 0 7 6 14. For the best sample of wheat, not being less than one bushel, stating the quantity grown, and as near as possible the produce per acre ; whether it is the first crop after clear- ing, or what crops preceded it; the weight of the busheJ, at what period sown, and the method of planting ; the competitors are requested, if pos- sible, to state the name of tne differ- ent; samples of grain 0 10 0 15. The best sample of oats, on the same conditions as the last 0 7 6 10. The best sample of barley, do. do. do. 0 7 6 17. For the best specimen of pota- toes, of not less than 14 16, grown from imported seed; stating the kind, the district and nature of soil wheie grown, the method and time of plant- ing and taking up, what quantity cf ground planted with the particular sort sown and the produce per acre, and whether manure had been used or not 0 5 0 18. For the best specimen of pota- toes, of not less than 14 ]fe, grown from Native seed, and under the same conditions as the last 0 5 0 19. For the highest dressed speci- men of flag, of not less than 101b, stating the cost of production per ton, and the manner of preparing it .... 1 0 0 The successful samples for the six last-mentioned prizes to remain the property of the Society. 20. To the shepherd who shall have reared the greatest per centage of lambs in anyone year, in this district, from not less than 100 ewes 1 0 0 21. For the most approved account, in writing, of the best method of treating cattle and sheep affected by eating tute 0 10 0 22. The fullest account, in writing, of the best method of clearing tim- bered land, and the expense of it, stating the district to which the de- scription applies 0 10 0 23. Fulle3t account of the best ro- tation of crops on newly cleared land, and the method of putting them into the ground 0 10 0 The above to be from the actual knowledge and experience of the persons giving the in- formation. The last three prizes will be again offered at the next September meeting. The competition will be open to Subscribers from any part of the Southern District, and the stock must, at the time of entry, be bona fide the property, and in the possession of, the party in whose name they are entered. # Cottagers and labouring men farming not more than five acres of land, and not being Subscribers, will be allowed to compete for prizes on payment of five shillings entrance. The Committee will appoint skilful persons to act as Judges, from whose decision there shall be no appeal. Parties intending to compete for any of the above prizes, must give notice in writing to the Secretary, on or before Saturday, the 23rd day of March, at the same time giving all required i particulars as mention ed above. The Committee to have power to withhold any prize which, in the opinion of the Judges, is not deserved.