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Senor Estrada, of Argentina, who claims that the cattle stook of Argentina is much diminished, has published a paper to demonstrate his belief. He takes the movement since 1906 (in which year the live stock census re turns showed a stock of 29.116,621 cattle), down to the year 1914. In the annual export figures cited are included bides resulting from home meat censumption, dry and salted bides from the "frigorificos"and "saladeros" and meat extract factories, and from animals dying of epidemics. Further, they include tbe stocks on band at "estancias" in tbe country and those consumed in Argentine tenneries. Tbe offioial figures are: In 1908, 5 744,154; 1909. 6,893,195; 1910, 6,583,780; 1911, 7,185,091; 1912, 7.454,174; 1918, 5,804,178; 1914, 5,177,478, giving a total of 44,842,000 hides. There were in addition (accord ing to official records) 1,078,538 head of cattle exported from 1908 to 1914. This total, however, is considered to be very far below tbe actual exports, not only because it re lates almost entirely to shipments from the port or the city of Buenos Ayres and tbe Buenos Ayres provin-

oial ports to iMnope, but also because of the undoubted heavy exports during the some pfiiod lo tbe adjoining republic-" of Chile, Bolivia, and more particularly U'tignay and Brazil. By a siquenco of lucid and interesting arguments, Senor Estrada demon strates that, the number of Argentine cattle at tbo present day is only 20 352,510, as Against the 29,116.621 head of seven years ago. Mr Plerbert Gibson has written sinca this ap peared, and proves that the cattle Block aro nearer the 29,000,000 mark, j

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NOTES FOR FARMERS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 16 November 1915

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NOTES FOR FARMERS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3505, 16 November 1915

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