Practical Skunk Raising: A Book of Information Concerning the Raising of Skunks for Profit William Edwin Pratt

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Published: January 20th 2015

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Practical Skunk Raising: A Book of Information Concerning the Raising of Skunks for Profit  by  William Edwin Pratt

Practical Skunk Raising: A Book of Information Concerning the Raising of Skunks for Profit by William Edwin Pratt
January 20th 2015 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 18 pages | ISBN: | 7.43 Mb

The supply of wild fur has already fallen behind the demand and the time is in sight when wild fur will form but a small per cent of that in use.All furs trapped in steel traps are less beautiful because the animal suffers.

It is a well-known factMoreThe supply of wild fur has already fallen behind the demand and the time is in sight when wild fur will form but a small per cent of that in use.All furs trapped in steel traps are less beautiful because the animal suffers. It is a well-known fact that the less the animal suffers, the better the fur.The time is not far away when nearly all fur will be grown on fur-ranches. Fur-farming unquestionably has a great future as an industry.Without detailing countless failures- it is well to begin by disposing of the wrong idea that most people begin with, that all they need to do is secure an island or a big fenced area, and throw in much feed to a bunch of selected fur-bearers, and reap a harvest of so many pelts each year.The absurdity of this is seen if we compare it to a horse-breeder who would put a high fence around a large pasture and turn in a couple stallions and a dozen mares- throw in much feed daily, and expect a harvest of so many colts, each year.No,—success depends on general supervision and control of each individual.Skunks raise a better coat in captivity than when wild, because their food is gotten without hunting for it, and are beyond danger of man, dogs, and other intruders.

Striped skunks ten years ago sold for one dollar per pair, while only two dollars per pair was paid for “star blacks”. Three years ago or more these prices had doubled, and a skunk with his scent glands out was even more valuable.One male and two females is a good lot to begin with, which would increase to twenty young the first year, and one hundred and fifty the second, providing one could wait that long, and one certainly could not expect any dividend until the fifth year.



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