This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...at New York of the vast amount of foreign meats of all classes had a marked effect on the price of sheep and lambs. Fat lambs sold ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...at New York of the vast amount of foreign meats of all classes had a marked effect on the price of sheep and lambs. Fat lambs sold 25 cents to 50 cents lower, and in some instance $1. Matured sheep suffered a'decline also of 25 cents to 50 cents. Now, gentlemen, here is a Government report laying emphasis upon the fact that the carcases of New Zealand mutton and lamb was sufficient to cause a sharp decline in the mutton market of Chicago. I would also call your attention to a report of December 2. Mr. Hawley. Of this year? Mr. Coffey. Of this year. Under the head of New Zealand frozen meat to the United States. It is dated Auckland, New Zealand, October 11, 1920, and from this I read that on August 15, 1920, there were said to be 4,886,324 frozen carcases of mutton and lamb in cold storage plants of New Zealand, and it was estimated that two to three million of these will be in storage in this country when the actual killing season begins. Now, gentlemen, in New Zealand they have a sheep population of about 21,000,000 and have a higher percentage of kill than any other country in the world, and they will probably kill out of this population about six to eight million head, and if you add to that the tremendous supply they will still have on hand at the close of this present shipping season, or rather killing season, you will see what a tremendous thing it is. The Chairman. What is their total number of sheep? Mr. Coffey. Twenty-four millions, approximately. Mr. Hawley. What is the number in this country? Mr. Coffey. Twelve to fourteen millions annually slaughtered. Mr. Hawley. Do you know the sheep population in Australia? Mr. Coffey. Not exactly. The Chairman. To what country do you refer when you say Australia? Mr. Coffey. Australia, the...Read Less
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.