EGG-LAYING COMPETITION AT CAMBRIDGE.
The forty-third week of the second com petition, promoted by the N.I. Egg-laying Competition Association, Ltd., at Cambridge, was concluded on Friday Inst. The following particulars are supplied by Mr A. B. Trythall, secretary to the competition:—The number of eggs laid during the week wns 1.226, being an average, of 18.57 eggs per peu. Total number of eggs laid since 16th May Is 59,886, being an average of &07.36 eggs per pen. Highest layings for the week:— Light Breeds.—J. H. Scott, White Leghorns, 28; L. B. Brookes, White Leghorus, 28; "Waikato Times," White Leghorns, 28; VV. Runciman, Brown Leghorns, 27; Mrs G. S. Pearson, White Leghorns, 27; W. G. Care, White Leghorns, 27. Heavy Breeds. —T. M. Thompson, Black Orpingtons, 26; Chamber Of Commerce, White Orpingtons, 25; E. Veale, Black Orpingtons, 25; W. A. Nixon, Silver Wyan dottes, 23; C. Hammond, White Rocks, 23. Leading pens to date are:— Light Breeds.—Harrison and Gratton, White Leghorns, 1201; C. D. Beatson, White Leghorns, 1154; "Wlnkato Independent," White Leghorns, 1130; A. R. Browne, White Leghorns, 1127; W. G. Goodwin, White Leghorns, 1105. Heavy Breeds.—E. Veale, Black Orpingtons, 1178; C. Hammond, White Rocks, 043; Miss O. Roberts, Silver Wyandottes, 028: Chamber of Commerce, White Orpingtons. 024: Waikato Central Association, Black Orpingtons. 922.
The weather during the week was favourable.
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