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Swine in America. A Text-book for the Breeder, Feeder, and Student

Nature volume 81, pages 3536 (08 July 1909) | Download Citation

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JUST as it might be said of the British fat bullock that he has followed the turnip, so it might be said of the American fat hog that he has followed the corn, i.e. Indian corn. In the United States there are 56 millions of swine—there are only three and a half millions in the United Kingdom—and far more than half these are to be found in the great corn States which are drained by the Mississippi and its tributaries. Iowa comes first with 8½ millions, and Illinois and Nebraska next with 4½ and 4¼ millions. Altogether there are about eighty million pounds' worth of swine in the United States, the duty of which it is to convert corn and other crops and byproducts into more marketable commodities, and eventually to feed, not only the Americans, but also some part of the industrial population and the armies and navies of the rest of the world.

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