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_-`4 The year 1913 has been one of progress and substantial
growth in the work of the Experiment Station. Among the
oft- li items of general interest affecting our work may be men- ..
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i Cooperation with the Central Kentucky Millers? Associa-
tion,_ looking to the wider and more general distribution of
Jersey Fultz wheat for seed purposes, progress in the work .
l and cultivation of the several experimental farms now being
Operated in various localities throughout the State, the
experimental study of infectious abortion in cows and
mares, the completion of a new barn for beef cattle feeding
experiments and the inauguration of such experiments, also
extensive studies in swine feeding, greatly increased facili-
ties for the preparation and distribution of hog cholera
serum, the study of inherited characteristics of horses and
jacks, the rearing and feeding of jacks, jennets and mules,
the organization of a State dairymens association, the
establishment of cow testing associations, the study of
the Sharples vacuum milking machine as compared with
hand milking, experiments in the feeding of dairy cat-
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tle, the establishment of a poultry plant on the Experi-
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