MR. JOHN GRIGG’S PAPER ON FARMING.
To the Editor.
Sir, —I see very little in Mr. Grigg’s reply to make me alter my opinion on his paper. He accuses me of mistaking the acreage under crop, putting it at 100 acres instead of 75 acres. I beg to refer him to his paper, where he puts—“ Wheat, 50 acres ; barley, 25 acres ; pease, 25 acres.” Mr. Grigg objects to allowing anything for deterioration of horses and cows, saying that he obviates it by the introduction of young stock. I will refer Mr. Grigg to his remark about “ tieing his work to his trig-pole,” and to his 200 acre farm account, where all the young stock are sold. It was the profit of LlO on the three-year-old colt that I objected to, not its price of L 25. A man could not buy a yearling and two-year-old for L 25 that would realise L 25 per head as three-year-olds. In suggesting that a man could do better by rearing colts only, I merely intended to show more clearly that deterioration, death, etc., must be allowed for, as without it an absurd result might bo deduced from figures.—l am, &c.,
A Country Subscriber July 18th, 1880.
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