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Tuesday 9 August 1910, The Sydney Morning Herald

BELLINGEN. – Several landholders in this district are impressed with the idea that sheep raising will be a payable industry on a small scale in conjunction with other pursuits. Sheep do well here on the hilly lands, and one or two have already turned them to profit. Mr. C. Franks has a few Romney Marsh on the south arm. Mr. A. Tyson, of Never Never, found several Shropshires a success, and recently had landed here one ram and 14 pure-bred Romney Marsh ewes from the stud of Mr. S. S. Hunt, of Bathurst, a successful exhibitor at the recent Sydney sheep show. He says the only fault he finds is that the sheep get too fat. Mr. L P. Uther, too, of Bouville, has had a flock of Romneys for some time. Recently he purchased the pure-bred ram, Sir Eltham, bred by Mr. William Grant, of South Canterbury, New Zealand. Paspalum grass is plentiful, and the sheep thrive on it.

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August 9, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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