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stock also is supposed to be disposed of yearly, as they attain the age of four years; a sufficient number of young cows, being, however, retained each year to allow for the assumed yearly loss from disease, &e. in the original number.

First Year.
350 — 12 = 338 Cows.
200 —  6 = 194 Four-year old bullocks and cows.
200 —  6 = 194 Three   ditto   ditto
230 —  8 = 222 Two-year old steers and heifers.
270 —  9 = 261 Yearling calves.

Retaining 12 young cows to replace the supposed loss from disease among the original 350 cows, we shall have to dispose of, at the expiration of the first year, 194 — 12 = 182 four-year old beasts, which at £2. each, will be worth £364.

Second Year.
350 — 12 = 338 Cows.
194 —  6 = 188 Four-year old bullocks and cows.
222 —  7 = 215 Three   ditto   ditto
261 —  9 = 252 Two-year old steers and heifers.
268 —  9 = 259 Yearling calves.

Retaining 12 cows as before, we shall have to dispose of at the expiration of the second year, 188 — 12 = 176 four-year old beasts, which at £2. each, will be worth £352.

Third Year.
350 — 12 = 338 Cows.
215 —  7 = 208 Four-year old.
252 —  8 = 244 Three-year old.
259 —  9 = 250 Two  ditto
274 —  9 = 266 Yearling calves.