Friday, June 29, 2018

A hero of English agriculture

Robert Bakewell was a pioneer in the field of the breeding of livestock in England. His attention to that discipline brought tremendous benefits to the farmers of that country. "The records of Smithfield Market at London show that between 1710 and 1795, when Bakewell died at seventy, the average weight of sheep rose from 28 to 80 pounds, while cattle jumped from 370 to 800." (from A History of England and the British Empire)

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