annual reports of the department of agriculture

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE MILCH GOAT INDUSTRY. Careful investigation of milch goats of European countries have been made and the results printed in a bulletin. The demand for this publication has been large, very many physicians applying for it. During the past year an expert was sent to Europe to investigate the industry in the leading goat countries, and an importation was made of 59 does, 4 bucks, and 5 kids of the Maltese breed. These animals are being employed in cooperation with the experiment stations at Storrs, Conn., and College Park, Md. At the former place cheese making has been undertaken and milk will be supplied to tuberculous patients and to children's hospitals; at the latter, milk will be furnished in Washington, D. C., to be used in the treatment of various diseases. THE DAIRY INDUSTRY. Dairying constitutes one of the main branches of animal industry. This line of agricultural effort in the United States yields good returns to a great number of producers. A large amount of capital is invested in dairying, and the development of the industry has been marked by the intelligence and enterprise of those engaged therein. The interests of this industry have been looked after by the Dairy Division of the Bureau of Animal Industry. This Division was organized June 30, 1895, and during the past eight years its work has steadily expanded in scope, amount, and importance. At first its efforts were limited to the collection and dissemination of information regarding the dairy industry. Statistics and general information were collected and published; and bulletins were prepared describing the principal breeds of dairy cattle and outlining the most approved methods employed in the several branches of the dairy industry in this country and in Europe. As time passed and larger funds be...
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