The Organization of Agriculture [NOOK Book]

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The Organization of Agriculture

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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CHAPTER II A DISSERTATION ON EGGS THE fact that English railway companies carry over their lines large quantities of foreign eggs at lower rates than the British farmer pays for sending his own eggs to market is regarded by many people as a striking example of the " preference " that is alleged to be shown by them to the foreigners, and the real position of affairs in regard to this particular matter is worth examining with some degree of detail. To begin with, it must be borne in mind that the conditions of the trade in English eggs are very different from those of the trade in foreign eggs. The market value of eggs depends on the distance they travel before reaching the hands of the wholesale or retail egg merchant, each day that has elapsed since they were laid being assumed to have added to their deterioration, except in the case of " pickled " eggs, large quantities of which are imported, not alone for THE BRITISH FARMER'S ADVANTAGE 13 food, but also for use in various industrial processes. It is obvious, therefore, that the British farmer has an almost unassailable position in providing his home market with those new-laid varieties which realize the best prices. The only country that can seriously compete with him in this respect is France, and it is a curious fact that ten or fifteen years ago the best quality of eggs from France had a higher market value in this country than English " new-laid " eggs, the reason being that whereas in France the eggs were " graded " into sizes and qualities, so that what were described as new-laid could be depended on as such, in England the farmers had a way of sending to market as " new-laid'' all the eggs they came across on their farms,without troubling to keep back those that had already been (say) partially hatched. But ...
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