1879 History of Menard & Mason Counties
Chicago
Published by: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
186 Dearborn Street

Mason County

Live Stock And Dairy
Page 446

The following are the statistics for the year 1877:

	Number of fat cattle sold in the State........423,984
	Average gross weight, per head of cattle sold...1,057
	Number of fat hogs sold.....................2,455,573
	Average gross weight, per head of hogs sold.......252	
	Number of hogs and pigs died of cholera.....1,445,268
	Average gross wight of wine died of cholera........74
	Number of fat sheep sold......................241,422	
	Average weight of same.............................96
	Number of sheep killed by dogs in the State....39,649	
	Average value per head of same..................$2.29	
	Number of pounds of wool shorn..............3,291,677	

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