North Wales Stud Goes Agricultural: Produce Marketed By Virginia Farm; Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, Fodder And Chickens to Be Raised, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-17


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r North Wales Stud Goes Agricultural Produce Marketed By Virginia Farm FarmVegetables Vegetables Fruits Grains Cattle Sheep Hogs Fodder And Chickens to Be Raised RaisedWARRENTON WARRENTON Va May 15 Walter P Chrysler Jr whose North Wales Stud is near this town will supply the nations breadbasket with some of its foodstuffs Agriculture the raising of cattle and fowl and other necessities of the table is now paramount at this 1200acre farm farmOnce Once this vast domain was given over entirely to thoroughbred breeding Al ¬ though propagation has not ceased or curtailed in the least that venture is now secondary Chrysler has given the order that every possible acre be cultivated to aid the war effort When Chrysler now serving in the U S Navy gave the go ahead signal managing director Charles J Pratt lost no time Additional ground was reclaimed and processed to facilitate planting 1 Literally everything from soup to nuts will be grown or produced here In one section of the farm a huge orchard will bear apples pears plums and peaches These will be marketed as will all other produce grown In an arbor will be har ¬ vested a choice variety of grapes Strewn throughout the orchard and arbor will be numerous bee hives At present there are eighteen hives on the grounds with an additional twenty on order orderSteers Steers to Be Sold for Beef BeefThe The greatest phase of the venture will be fowl and livestock More than 400 cattle will roam the grounds A large number is already here There are 140 Hereford steers more than sixty Hereford cows two bulls fortyone calves and six milk cows The herd of milkers is to be augmented ta a degree where it will comprise a representative dairy herd herdThe The steers will be sold for beef and as new recruits are added by purchase and breeding the cycle will be continued The same method is to be applied to sheep and swine At present the place boasts eightyone shoats six broodsows and one boar The sheep flock consists of six rams 146 ewes and seventythree lambs The swine and sheep are to be tripled by buying of stock It is expected that from the sheering of the sheep on the basis of five pounds per sheep close to 800 pounds of wool will be available for marketing marketingChicken Chicken City on Estate EstateIn In a distant part of the farm Chicken City is in the process of construction That the poultry department is to be on a large scale is evident from the fact that housings for some 45000 hens are being built Buildings are being erected to care for 40000 broilers and 5000 laying hens It is estimated the broilers should produce 120000 pounds of meat within one year while the laying hens should contribute on an average of 175 eggs each per year yearAs As soon as ihe chicken farm is com ¬ pleted it is planned to start raising tur ¬ keys As in the case of the chickens they will also be disposed of in the open market marketNaturally Naturally such a varied and large un ¬ dertaking necessitates much crop and grazing land To that end more than 800 acres are to be devoted to the cultivation of potatoes alfalfa barley rye corn soy beans timothy and clover hay and the grazing of cattle and horses horsesEvery Every acre of land except the woods is being used for agricultural purposes Even the lawns and driveways will be grazed In short North Wales the thoroughbred breeding nursery like many other such establishments is going all out to aid the war effort

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