26 MARCH 1927, Page 14


A farming experience, that sounds pleasantly to the ears, is reported to me from one of the many English families that have rec^ntly emigrated to South Africa. This amateur has found the perfect combination in Jersey cattle and oranges. No harvest is more sweetly drawn out than the orange harvest, for the fruits ripen in slow succession over six months or so ; and they can be picked at leisure and without excess of labour. But the emphasis in this farm is more on the Jersey than the oranges. These Channel Island cattle flourish as well in that marvellous climate as they do in their native islands ; and of late the food problem has been more or less solved by the intmduction of some of the newer strains of clover. On the subject of Channel Island cattle, it is a remarkable tribute to the English, as opposed to the native breeders, that a very strong group of American farmers are coming over to survey English Guernseys with a view to improving their stock.

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