Sheep on Irrigated Farms in the Northwest Page: 4
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Farmers' Bulletin 1051.
that this relationship between irrigation farming and stock raising
on the ranges be perpetuated. The carrying capacity of ranges
should be increased by intelligent management, and a primary
function of most irrigated areas should be to provide abundant
forage for all the stock the ranges will carry.
In some regions of the Northwest the greater part, if not all, of
the forage grown on irrigated farms is needed for range stock. Keep-
ing much farm stock is therefore precluded. But on the more im-
portant irrigated areas of Idaho, Washington, and some other States,
Canal, Yakima Valley, Wash.
on most irrigated farms not only favor the keeping of some form of
live stock, but go far toward making animal enterprises essential
of great importancerwllows, andre sugar beets Theyan d potatoes. Bulky forage
cropsanal, Yaknot being suited for shipment to distant markets, usually
crThe other crops grown, especially sugar beets and cerequirements, usuallyfor
winter feeding ofthe largest range stock, so the farmer who has apportunimals affto utilizerded for
indthe beet tops, pulp, straw, and other by-pr oducts that would other-ions
unwise be largely wasted. On manymost irrigated farms ther not only favor the keeping of some form of is and suit-
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Jayne, S. O. (Stephen Oscar), b. 1878. Sheep on Irrigated Farms in the Northwest, pamphlet, 1919; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85885/m1/4/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.