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Sir,—l have been waiting to see if anyone would answer Mr Oliver's article in your paper, on "Sheep feedingjon^oate, 1' but as yet no answer has appeared. When ( my wife rend that article to me, my sheep dog was howling : I thought the poor tyke was going, mad ; I• could. .mofc-'Jaike him out. The sheep dog. is. one-' 6£.' the wisest of all four-legged animals, and many shepherds on the l>onnio hills of Scotland owe their lives to tlie .poflficssioon. of good collie friends. These doers frequently lead their masters home on dark drifty nights ; and I own that ;my dog has done that for mo in my earlyjdaya when I did not know in the dark wheJoe I was making for, and owed my/life to following my dog home. /;. .■, W \wo' ,',"/• Mr Oliver says that' sheep -are>.{nof> such fools as they look, :but Lthink-those wethers that he refer, to, that' wouldfdriot eat tlie turnips, must have been*! great fools indeed, and did not know iwhat/jwis good for them, if the turnips had 90 per cent of nutriment in- them. We-known that some turnips do not have 20 per';.. ; cent in ; them. Now, what, cheaper feed ( for fr.t^rrr'n^r cAxftft *Ho gofc-than oats, chaftV and :i;:i \\-, v- :.!■«: chaff makes the sheep go for the turnips. I have used oil 1 cake . in my early days,,,but that''food- costs money" and win not'fatten' so -quickly as oats and'turnips. , th.c. finejace of ineri, we can turn ill .Scotiaittaj*fed on oats—big boneSj broad "shoulders, and well put, together... | fr wish Mr,,-joliver wQuld'.teil us' how mapy 1 lbs 'of'turnips ■; would a 901b sheep eat per day when 1 fat, and how much more will it catwheti'half fat—of turnips with' 90 per cent in them* —I am, etc., . ■ ' -'Adam Jackson. Ealing, May 12, 1890.

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OAT FEED FOR SHFEP., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2427, 12 May 1890

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OAT FEED FOR SHFEP. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2427, 12 May 1890

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