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tempt to raise them to an undue size, by crossing, has been already censured. In regard to size, the stock of every kind, and of all the various breeds should be proportioned to the quantity, and the quality of their intended food.

3. The best pasture should be allotted to that portion of the stock, which goes first to market; the next in quality to the breeders; and the coarse pasture, to the inferiour or growing stock.

4. Great care should be taken not to overstock pasture which is attended with great loss to the farmer, and the community. This ought to be particularly avoided in regard to young and growing animals. If they are kept poor during one part of the year they will scarcely thrive during the remainder; and when ill fed will never attain to their proper size and proportion.

Lastly, the food, whatever it may be should not be too suddenly changed. It is seldom profitable, to bring lean animals immediately from coarse to rich pastures; and a change from dry to succulent food, and vice versa, should be gradually effected. A change of pasture however of the same quality, tends to produce greater accumulation of fat.

throat, sore.

LET the throat be steamed with hot water in which hops are infused, and apply the hops after having been scalded for some time externally to the diseased part of the throat.

tincture of peruvian bark.

TAKE of Peruvian bark two ounces, Seville orange peel and cinnamon of each half an ounce. Infuse the whole in a pint and an half of brandy for five or six