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Excerpts from MARVELS OF THE NEW WEST by William M. Thayer.


From MARVELS OF STOCK-RAISING.




FRANK FOSSET'S ESTIMATE OF STOCK-RAISING PROFITS.

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|                                                                          COWS.                                                      | 
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|                                |           |           | Number Of | Value when | Increased Value | Increased Value | Value when 3  |
|                                | Number of | Number of |  Heifer   | yearlings, |when 2 years old,|when 3 years old,| years old, at |
|            YEAR.               |   Cows.   |  Calves.  |  Calves.  | at $10 per | at $5 per head. | at $3 per head. |   per head.   |
|                                |           |           |           |   head.    |                 |                 |               |
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|One............................ |    4,000  |    3,200  |    1,600  |   $16,000  |         $8,000  |         $4,800  |      $28,800  |
|Two............................ |    4,000  |    3,200  |    1,600  |    16,000  |          8,000  |          4,800  |       28,800  |
|Three.......................... |    5,600  |    4,480  |    2,240  |    22,400  |         11,200  |          6,720  |       40,320  |
|Four........................... |    7,200  |    5,760  |    2,880  |    28,800  |         14,400  |          8,640  |       51,840  |
|Five........................... |    9,440  |    7,552  |    3,776  |    37,760  |         18,800  |            ...  |       56,640  |
|Six............................ |   12,200  |    9,856  |    4,928  |    49,280  |            ...  |            ...  |       49,280  |
|Seven.......................... |   16,096  |   12,877  |    6,438 at $6 per head|            ...  |            ...  |       38,628  |
|Original Cows, at $18 per head. |      ...  |      ...  |      ...  |       ...  |            ...  |            ...  |       72,000  |
|                                |           |           |           |            |                 |                 |     --------  |
|                                |           |           |           |            |                 |                 |     $366,308  |
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|                                |                                        STEERS.                                                     |
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|                                |           |           | Number of | Value when | Increased Value | Increased value | Value when 3  |
|                                |           |           |   Steer   |  yearlings,|when 2 years old,|when 3 years old,| years old, at |
|            YEAR.               |     --    |     --    |  Calves.  |  at $10 per|  at $6 per head.| at $10 per head.| $26 per head. |
|                                |           |           |           |    head.   |                 |                 |               |
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|One............................ |      ...  |      ...  |    1,600  |   $16,000  |         $9,600  |        $16,000  |      $41.600  |
|Two............................ |      ...  |      ...  |    1,600  |    16,000  |          9,600  |         16,000  |       41,600  |
|Three.......................... |      ...  |      ...  |    2,240  |    22,400  |         13,440  |         22,440  |       58,240  |
|Four........................... |      ...  |      ...  |    2,880  |    28,800  |         17,280  |         28,800  |       74,880  |
|Five........................... |      ...  |      ...  |    3,776  |    37,760  |         22,656  |            ...  |       60,416  |
|Six............................ |      ...  |      ...  |    4,928  |    49,280  |            ...  |            ...  |       49,280  |
|Seven.......................... |      ...  |      ...  |    6,435 at $6 per head|            ...  |            ...  |       38,628  |
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|                                                                                                                     |     $364,644  |
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|Total product in seven years of 4,000 cows, costing $72,000, including cost of cows................................  |     $730,925  |
|The profits or increase, on the seventh year alone would be........................................................  |      254,792  |
|Or fifty per cent increase on the entire capital of $500,000.  Each subsequent year the increase of profits is       |               |
|enormously enhanced.                                                                                                 |               |
|Each year also, from 3,000 to 5,000 head of steers can be bought, and sold a year later, at a profit of $10 or more  |               |
|per head which item alone would pay double the expenses of the entire ranch.                                         |               |
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