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SHEEP AND HOGS ON FARMS AND RANCHES.

Number of animals, and their value, January 1, 1903.

(As Estimated by the United States Agricultural Department.)

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212,797 Arizona......

1,099, 180 Arkansas ..

177,414 Oalifornia

2,365,884 Oolorado.....

2,337,365 Connecticut

34,600 Delaware.....

12,067 Florida .....

99,067 Georgia...

297,484 Idaho.... Illinois..

988,174 Indiana.

1,355,436 Indian Territory

26,349 sowa ..

898,040 Kansas .....

271,360 Kentucky ...

790,966 Louisiana ...

178,439 Maine..

397, 446 Maryland...

166,902 Massachusetts..

48,231 Michigan ......

2,465, 221 Minnesota

564,107 Mississippi

199,456 Missouri ....

810,543 Montana...

8,932,311 Nebraska ...

536,239 Nevada,..

1,034,826 New Hampshire ..

89,788 New Jersey...

47,037 New Mexico.....

5,677,156 New York ....

1,397,845 North Carolina

220,682 North Dakota....

827,781 Ohio....

3,447,786 Oklahoma ...

67,623 Oregon ...........

3,569,754 Pennsylvania ..

1,133,437 Rhode Island ....

10,393 South Carolina..

61,291 South Dakota....

918,065 Tennessee..

326,498 Texas ....

1,736,603 Utah. ....

3,570,070 Vermont ...

273,876 Virginia ....

596,160 Washington.

1,146,583 West Virginia..

705,382 Wisconsin

1,473,197 Wyoming.....

5,826,150 The United States....... 63,964,876

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330,558 2,794,334

287,039 6,915,716 5,156.461

162, 191

46,150 196,233

536,186 i 1,612,513 3,792,909 4,667,308

72,715 3,211,571

813,891 2,072,726

326,026 1,158, 793 597.342

220.537 8,014,650 1,650,408

319,290 2,420.200 22,137,839 1,481.950 2,991,166

249,647

199,597 9,754,490 5,219,273

395,749 2,462.979 10,743,991

177,923 9,052,183 3,850,625

40,429 123,752 2,621,718

714.313 3,541,803 8,561,386

853,700 1,725,465 3,330,708 1,926,115 4,476,457 14,306,695

1,114,083

16,112 1,013,409 511,311

75,133 46,041 46,543 395,528 1,425,285

119,611 3,747,495 2.712,297

561,444 7,438,655 1,875,692 998, 431 676,429

66,015 290,353

69,127 999,183 1,244,663 1,078,291 3,050,487

51,745 2,889,133

14,158 50.225 157,213

21.383 631,886 1,017,154

175,403 2,756,096 472,528 271,704 970,953

12,452 614,972

804,329 1,043,231 2,312,315

58,575 88,624 952,047 181,326

300,686 1,686,885

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901,867 35,338,878 22,349,327

3,469,724 66,724,735 15,980,896 5,980,602 3,334,795

726,165 2,505,746

945,657 8,752,843 11.637,599

5,520,850 22,360,070

560,916 ,222,131

99, 106 573,570 1,850,397

148,184 6.868,601 5,482,460

1,783,849 24,115,840 3,543,960 1,844,870 9.835,754

147,556 3,616,035 7.737,645 5,904,687 10,174,186

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895,989 4,279,147 1,505,006 2,231,090 15,148,227

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NOTE.-There is no record for the following stations as they have been closed, viz.: Leavenworth and St. Vincent.

11.) None reported. Temp. 32.5, only light frost. o Heavy frost, with ice.

FOREIGN WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

Furnished by the Board's special foreign correspondent, Mr. George J. S. Broomhall, Fellow

of the Royal Statistical Society).

UNITED KINGDOM.

In the United Kingdom the quarter comprises among others the following conventional weights:

Lbs. Wheat and Corn from the Atlantic and Gulf ports of America, from Argentina, Australia and New Zealand

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American and Canadian Oats...
Californian Wheat................
Californian Barley.....
Russian Wheat from Black Sea and Azoff, nearly always...
Russian Wheat from Baltic..
Russian Corn from Black Sea..
Russian Barley from Black Sea and Azoff........
Russian Oats ......

... 304 ar
Russian Rye.......
Danubian Wheat.........
Danubian Corn-large berry ...
Danubian Corn-small berry ...
Danubian Barley .......
Danubian Rye ............
German Wheat, from Dantzic-500 lbs., all others..
Chilian Barley .....
Chilian Wheat....
New Zealand Oats cif, 320 on Mark Lane.
Linseed, American ...
Linseed, Russian ..
Linseed, Argentine..
Linseed, Bombay ........
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ENGLAND.

The term bushel, used colloquially, varies greatly according to locality, from 32 lbs. to 160 lbs.

The Board of Agriculture reckons a bushel of wheat as equal to 60 lbs., of barley equal to

50 lbs., of oats equal to 39 lbs. A sack or coomb usually represents 4 bushels. A sack of flour contains 280 lbs.

SCOTLAND AND IRELAND.

A boll or bole is equal to 4 Winchester bushels. In Glasgow a boll represents 240 lbs, of wheat,

280 lbs corn and peas, 264 lbs. barley. A Wey is equal to 5 quarters, a Last to 10 quarters.

Some of the principal weights and measures in use in the grain trade of other countries are:

THE METRIC SYSTEM. WEIGHTS.-A kilogramme (or kilo) is equal to 2 lbs. 3 oz. 4.383 drams.

A quintal (100 kilos) is equal to 220.4621 lbs. avoirdupois.

A French tonne (10 quintals or 1000 kilos) is equal to 2204.621 lbs. avoirdupois. DRY MEASURE.-A hectoliter is equal to 2.837 Winchester bushels; 2.751 Imperial bushels. SURFACE MEASURE-A hectare is equal to 2.47255 English statute acres. LONG MEASURE.-A meter is equal to 1 yard, 3.37079 inches.

A kilometer is equal to 1,093 yards, 1 foot, 10.79 inches.

RUSSIA
A pood is equal to 36 lbs. avoirdupois.
A schetvert is equal to 5.77 Imperial bushels or 5.95 Winchester busbels.
A dessiatine is equal to 2.7 acres.
A verste is equal to 0.663 of an English mile.

FOREIGN WEIGHTS AND MEASURES--CONTINUED.

AUSTRO-HUNGARY.

A joch is equal to 1.425.21 acres.

A double centner is equal to a quintal 220.4 lbs.

DENMARK.
A Tonde is equal to 3.8 Imperial bushels or 3.917 Winchester bushels.
A Pund is equal to 1.102 lbs., avoirdupois.
A Tondeland is equal to 1.36 acres.

GREECE.
An ocque is equal to 2.84 lbs. avoirdupois.

A quintal is equal to 123.2 lbs.

EGYPT.
An oke is equal to 2.75136 lbs. avoirdupois.
A cantar is equal to 99.05 lbs. avoirdupois.
An ardeb of wheat or corn is equal to 118 okes or 324.6 lbs. avoirdupois.
An ardeb of barley is equal to 88 okes or 242.6 lbs. avoirdupois.

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CHINA.

A picul is equal to 1334 lbs. avoirdupois.

A catty is equal to 1.33 lbs. avoirdupois.

JAPAN.
A Scho is equal to 2.4507 acres.
A kokow is equal to 5.1179 Winchester bushels or 4.96:29 Imperial bushels.
A kwan is equal to 8.2817 lbs. avoirdupois.

UNITED STATES TARIFF DUTIES.

The tariff duties upon cereals and farm products and average ad valorem rate,

duty computed on the imports during the year ended June 30, 1902.

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Peas, split, per 60 lbs .........
Potatoes, per bushel, 60 lbs.....
Flax seed or Linseed, 56 lbs...
Rice, cleaned, per lb....
Hops, per lb.......................
Buiter and substitutes, per lb..
Cheese, per lb.....
Eggs, per doz.
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