Excerpt from Herds and Flocks and Horses The object of this book, which is dedicated to the stock-men and breeders of the United States, is to point out to those, who while engaged in the business of stock raising, may t have realized the tremendous opportunities and extraordinary possibilities of the live stock industry in this country. Big as it is, and ermous as the numbers of live stock that are breed here are, the industry, as far as the breeding of pedigreed stock is concerned, is in its infancy. America, although, through the generous hand of nature, has been so richly endowed and plenteously provided for in everything that goes to make a large portion of it a stockman's paradise, seems t to have as yet realized the fact of its rapidly increasing population, the demands of foreign nations, the spread of civilization, and the increase of the inhabitants of the world. All these must be provided for; everybody must he fed; the rich and leisure classes of this and other countries, supplied with horses for their pleasure and amusement, and the great military nations of the world provided with animals for the maintenance of their cavalry, artillery, mounted infantry, and transport. America, through her ermous grazing lands, her soil, fertility, and climate; through her splendid isolation, though readiness of access to the East and the West of the world, and through her absolute independence. seems chosen by Nature to play this great part in the world's welfare. Now is the sowing time: let her scatter good seeds throughout those of her domains which are best suited for their growth, and surely shall she reap the richest of harvests therefrom. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.