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A Rural Survey of Morgan County, Missouri (1916) <Previous 
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Live Stock and Poultry.

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
Morgan county has much good poultry.
Morgan county has much 
good poultry.
and razorback hog, once common in this county, have given place to better and more profitable animals. On practically every farm there is good live stock, but in most instances these are grades rather than pure-bred animals. On a number of farms, though, registered herds and flocks are being built up.

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.


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.