Maryland Breeder Turns to Farming: Brann to Grow Foodstuffs On Newly Bought Property Adjoining Glade Valley, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-21


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Maryland Breeder Turns to Farming FarmingBrann Brann to Grow Foodstuffs On Newly Bought Property Adjoining Glade Valley ValleyWALKERVILLE WALKERVILLE Mdf May 20 wniiam wniiamLeavitt Leavitt Brann Maryland breeder who fea ¬ tures Challenger II at his nearby Glade Valley Farm is now Farmer Brann Last winter he purchased an adjoining tract of 175 acres That land is to be devoted exclusively to agricultural purposes With the conversion of it to its primary pur pose a longawaited desire is realized by the owner ownerWhen When Brann acquired Glade Valley it was strictly for thoroughbred breeding But from the first he intended also to pur ¬ sue agriculture At that time with a motto of the betterment of the breed first he was unable to arrange satisfac ¬ torily for farming and breeding as the entire acreage was needed for propaga ¬ tion and it was impossible because of being hemmed in by operating farms to acquire more land So he bided his time timeGround Ground Exceptionally Good GoodThe The ground in this district is excep ¬ tionally good Experts from the Govern ¬ ments Agricultural Bureau have pro ¬ nounced it about the best in the country It is rich in lime arid other requisites of farming So far as breeding is concerned it has the advantage of blue grass There j is no lack of it hereabouts The blue grass choke the weeds at Glade Valley instead as in many cases of the weeds choking the grass grassAll I All sorts of foodstuffs are to be grown at Branns new farm These include wheat clover timothy barley maize and sweet corn cornBesides Besides turning farmer Brann is also experimenting as a cattleman There are 100 fine Herefords at the place an equal number of Cheshire white hogs and 100 chicks From time to time the stock is to be increased increasedAlthough Although much of the produce is to be used in connection with his breeding ven ¬ ture Brann intends to market a consider ¬ able amount besides selling the beef cattle

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