Believes Price Should be Better., Daily Racing Form, 1913-01-04


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BELIEVES PRICE SHOULD BE BETTER. Nest Y-.rk. January •"".. Henry Fairfax, arc alien,! !i the A riean Hackney Horse Society and a mem her of the government purchasing hoard for the selection - f thoroughbred stallions to get cavalry horses, believes the solution of the army remount problem in this country and elsewhere lies in the tixing of prices for horses bought for the annv. Mr. Fairfax said be did iml believe the govern 111. -lit could succeed la inducing farmers to breed hor-.s for the army al anything like present prices "Under existing conditions in asrieulture there is no 11-e in counting on fanners east ,,f the Missouri river t" raise horses for the army al «!.", or even 1200 each." he declared. They can make more money raising something else. "Yost may even provide them with good sires at nominal -tml fee-, as the government now purpo-e-dolng. but unless you can show them a fair ami reasonable profit to be made by breeding their man-to these government sires and selling the eoiti to the government, they are going to keep on using Peroheroii. Clyde-dale or Hackney sires and breed for the open market. "No man can put hi- sound, straight four vear-ohi-. -mil as the government buyer- want, on the market at a profit for mm h le— than S:: M . New Vork, I believe, nays asare than thai for us police horses. ei the war department give- only 1 little more than ■-half a- niiii-h for cavalrv hor-e-."

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