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


From MARVELS OF STOCK-RAISING.




WHIGHAM'S ESTIMATE OF STOCK-RAISING PROFITS

                                   Capital Invested in Stock.

150 young cows and calves, at $25..................................................  $2,250
100 two-year-old heifers, at $12...................................................   1,200
100 two-year-old steers, at $12....................................................   1,200
75 yearling heifers, at $7.........................................................     525
75 yearling steers, at $7..........................................................     525
10 high grade bulls, at $75........................................................     750
                                                                                     ------
                                                                                     $6,450


                                 Capital Invested in Ranch, etc.

Ranch, corrals, etc................................................................    $250
Horses and equipments..............................................................     250
                                                                                       ---- 
                                                                                       $500


                                 Summary Account for Five Years.

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|END OF YEAR. | NO. OF STOCK. |  VALUE.  |SALES THREE-YEAR-OLD STEERS.| EXPENSES. | BANK ACCT. |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|First....... |          530  | $7,140.00|  100 at $18.00 = $1,800.00 |     $68O  |    $1,120  |
|Second.......|          655  |  8,465.00|   75 at18.00 = 1,350.00    |      750  |       600  |
|Third........|          855  | 11,200.00|   60 at 18.00 = 1,080.00   |      850  |       230  |
|Fourth.......|        1,063  | 14,620.00|  100 at 22.50 = 2,250.00   |    1,100  |     1,150  |
|Fifth........|        1,321  | 18,477.50|  130 at 22.50 = 2,925.00   |    1,500  |     1,425  |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Total        |          ...  |    ...   |            ...             |      ...  |    $4,525  |
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|



Value of stock...................................................................  $18,477.50
Value of ranches, horses, etc....................................................    1,000.00
Bank account.....................................................................    4,525.00
                                                                                   ----------
                                                                                   $24,002.50
Capital invested.................................................................    6,950.00
                                                                                   ----------
Profit in five years.............................................................  $17,052.50
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