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Description: Cotswold Sheep - J. M. Dozier & SonDate: May 12 1882
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee County Library, Tupelo, MS
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 5
The following letter was received a few days ago, and will, no doubt, be read with interest by our subscribers. The lock of wool sent to me is very fine and fully fifteen inches in length. Mr. Dozier is one of our most enterprising farmers and has done a great deal to introduce improved and blooded cattle and sheep in our county:
CEDAR GROVE, MISS., May 1, 1882.
MR. EDITOR—Some three years ago we purchased a small flock of pure blooded Cotswold sheep in Lexington, Ky., direct descendants of the celebrated imported buck, Captain Jack. They have done remarkably well; have been of but little trouble and scarcely any expense. We shear them once a year, in April or May. The lock of wool we send you is of the pure blood, it was clipped from the sheep to-day and is fifteen inches long, very soft and silky. The largest fleece weighed 13 ¾ pounds; the whole flock of pure bloods, part lambs one year old, averaged 11 pounds; half-bloods 7 pounds; common sheep 3 pounds. Don’t you think blood shows as well in sheep as in horses or cattle?
The appearance of crops generally is rather flattering. Respectfully, &c.
J. M. DOZIER & SON.