Restrict Export Of Broodmares.: War Department Advised That Curtailment of Shipping of Mares Is Desirable., Daily Racing Form, 1917-06-06


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RESTRICT EXPORT OF LR00DMARLS. War Department Advised that Curtailment of Shipping of Mares Is D;sirble. WaakJactaa, D. ".. June : . The War Department has authorized the following: The pun his-- ,.,,,,1 expert of more than 2t0.tM mares from the United States his beea taken und t eaaaideral ion by the War Dr pal Inn al with ■ view to restricting farther exports as far as possible. Secretary of Agr. culture Houston bis advised the War Department that a curtailment of the shlptpiag of mares is desirable to prevent a shortage of breeding .animals in the near future. The War Department has taken up the matter with the represent:. fives of the Allies. The I.ritish purchasing commission agreed to stop the parchaae of mares for their military service; but the Italian and French agents feared that such a course would prevent them from buying an adeqaate supply of hones. At ■ conference recently held at the War Department, representatives of the Italian commission, the French commission and the British embassy, arranged with a reave* ntative of the saaurterstaster generals office that tiny would purchase no more mures under eight years of age; but they might purchase BMUes above that age until July 31. when a more iefinite arrangement for the future would be made. Ti.e War Department purchases no mares whatever. It pays higher prices than the Allies have been paving for both horses and mules, but it ro-|iiires mm h higher standards. The nuarlcrmastors department will commence the purchase of animals on .III lie 15.

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