Eyewitness: Farm by Ned Halley

By Ned Halley

Notice the tale of farming -- plowing, sowing, harvesting and rearing cattle. here's an exhilarating and informative consultant to the earlier, current and way forward for farming. wonderful colour pictures provide the reader a distinct "eyewitness" view of livestock, vegetation, machines, harvesting and each different element of farming. See every kind of cattle, either new breeds and outdated, a seed drill and a steam threshing computing device, a sheep being shorn, an early tractor, a reaper-binder in motion, a major mix harvester, and horses at paintings. learn the way a cornstack is outfitted, how wheat is separated from chaff, how genetic engineering impacts cattle, whilst the 1st plows have been made, and what natural farmers do. notice what silage is, who grew potatoes first, the innovations of the Egyptians, why dibblers stroll backward, the place corn is saved, what diversified animals consume, what a dock lifter seems like, and lots more and plenty, even more!

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They were turned by a handle and could turn cream to butter in five to ten minutes – a big improvement over plunger churns. They were the forerunners of the huge churns used in buttermaking factories, which have now largely replaced farmhouse dairies. An alternative way of making butter was provided by barrel-butts, barrels with revolving paddles inside. Solid wooden base 47 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. Cattle farming C MIXED-UP AND HORNLESS This calf is a Red Poll, a breed first exhibited in 1862.

58 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. BREEDER’S TREASURE ROYAL CONNECTION Traditional breeds are not kept by big farmers, but they have survived thanks to the efforts of enthusiastic poultry breeders in many countries. Old breeds are still used for crossbreeding to create new breeds because they preserve characteristics that today’s commercial breeds have lost. The Brahma, an Asian breed, became fashionable when an enterprising breeder brought a flock to England from an Indian town on the Brahmaputra River and presented Queen Victoria with nine birds in a blaze of publicity.

The amount of milk a cow gives each day varies according to breed, but 18–27 pints (10–15 liters) is average. Holsteins, the well-known black-and-white breed, are so productive that a Holstein cow can produce 20 times her own weight in milk per year – up to 18,000 pints (10,000 liters)! In this century, milking machines have revolutionized dairy farming. Today, milking 100 or more animals is only profitable if done by machine. Dairy herds have become much larger than they were only a few years ago.

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