Punch,  48 (1865), 185.

A Real Blessing to Graziers



News-Commentary, Drollery


Animal Husbandry, Breeding, Invention, Physiology, Railways, Agriculture, Commerce, Nutrition, Disease

    Discusses extracts from an article in the Morning Post which praises the healthy condition of English livestock, but criticises the ways in which cattle are carried to market by railway. Explains that a Mr Reid has solved this problem with an invention, a model of which was exhibited at the West Lothian Agricultural Association. Notes Reid's concerns for the exhausted and thirsty state of cattle after crowded railway journeys and his argument that such suffering causes a reduction in the quality of meat and thus in the value of the cattle. Goes on to note that Reid's invention, in which water is channelled into troughs in each cattle truck, will largely prevent 'scab on sheep' and raise the quality of meat.

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