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THE SMALL FARMS COMPETITION.

The pattloalara of «ibo Oaottrbory Agrt" oultural and Pastoral Assoolation'i eompe* tltlon for the best kept and most profitably worked amah farms have been published; There ate three olnues :— I. Fauns of T more than: 50 and not exceeding 150> acres ; IL Farms under 60 aorei !•; and 10. Dairy far ma from 160 to 300 : apre§v Judging will baby points whioh will bo allotted foi the following details:— ; : 1 ' "" IN CLASSES I AHD H, ■ ', : Vj r. Preparation of & fheland for cereal and root crops. < . 2. Management of grass land. 3; Productiveness of crops. ." : ' ■'.'. 4. Quality of live stock. - .•••■- , ■ •. • ■• 5. State of gates, fences, roads, implements* . care thereof and. general neatness. ■<.. ■■ v. i jR6» Managament of dairy, and dairy produce if pursued. 7. The best subdivision of the farm for carry- . ; ing out a rotation of cropf . 8. The best system practised m carrying out ' the rotation of crops, .-i-.-j.--f 9. The best laid out farmyard, with oatbuildings and garden m keeping with size of the farm. (Dwelling house not included.) ib. For the cleanest and best cultivated cereal ci ops. The time of sowing, quantity of , ,; : seed used per acre, and bow dressed, to be' * stated. . ... " v,, " - 11. The cleanest and best eultivat^topt, crops, what manure, if any, has been vied, and.. ... how much per acre. . > 12. The best and most suitable labor-saving machinery, implements,' buildings, and other- '* •' appliances used m working the farm. 13. General management of the stock ol 'the farm. * 14. Harvesting, stack-building, and thatching, 15. General. management with a view to profit, *.\-..--. - ... > 16. The best system_of farm accounts, i£ any. _ \ ■■•-. . 7 .-. ;•, ;.-. ■ . '-.\ ' IN DAIRY FARMS, CLASS 111.. 1. Management of grassland. ry _ > 2. Condition of gates, fences,, and roac&.< -.v 3. Quality and suitableness of stack, 4. Provision made for winter and sprog- •> keep 5. Suitableness of buildings generally, and plan of dairy <j. Utensils, water supply, and general surroundings . • ; 7 . Rearing of calves, pigs, and bacon cuiing 8. General management with a view topiofii 9. Best system of book keeping, it any

A carious family trouble came to my can this week. It happened m Ireland, The hope and heir of the house was beguiled into marrying a pretty cook. In fear and trepida. - .- tion he went and told hia father. "Qoite ■ righti my boy, I wish I had," was the worthy- d rejjoiner. "I nave married three wiveß, and •■ •■> not one of them aoook, Your poor mother- i did not know when a potato was boiled, Any* body (jan ge( ft wi/« * wlyM Uk ft oooi^* : . , .'• •ft**' '":•■■ .■•-•-"■■• '-. ■•■■.:- T :^-fii

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THE SMALL FARMS COMPETITION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2158, 26 June 1889

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THE SMALL FARMS COMPETITION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2158, 26 June 1889

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