|A Rural Survey of Morgan County, Missouri (1916)||<Previous|
During the last few years the live stock of Morgan county has been greatly improved, although the proportion of pure-bred animals is still somewhat smaller than for some other counties in the state. The scrub steer
Live stock of some kind is owned on practically every farm. The survey as made by the school pupils of the county shows live stock sales for the year as follows: Horses, 1,529 head; cattle, 8,337 head; sheep, 5,218 head; hogs, 22,747 head; mules, 617 head; goats, 281 head.[p.28]
The poultry industry is receiving special attention, and on many farms there are fine birds. As is common throughout most of the state, the poultry industry finds its chief impetus in the interest that the farm wife or daughter gives to it.
Missouri State Board of Agriculture Monthly Bulletin Vol. XIV, No. 2 (February, 1916): A Rural Survey of Morgan County Missouri. Digital version © 2001 Peter Binkley; permission to reproduce for non-commercial purposes is granted.