From The Southern Planter, January 1916
The report from the Secretary of Agriculture for 1915 estimates the annual losses from animal diseases at $212 million. The loss ascribed to each disease is as follows:
Hog cholera: $75 million
Texas fever and cattle ticks: $40 million
Tuberculosis: $25 million
Contagious abortion: $20 million
Blackleg, $6 million
Anthrax: $1.5 million
Scabies of sheep and cattle: $4.6 million
Glanders: $5 million
Other live stock diseases: $22 million
Parasites: $5 million
Poultry diseases: $8.75 million
In these figures, there is something for farmers to think over. A large per cent of these losses could be saved if proper attention were given to preventive measures.
Think about how far a million dollars would have gone in 1915! Here’s the cost of land from an ad in the same issue:
Fertile farms on the York and lower James River for sale.
12 acres, ½ mile river front, $2,000.
40 acres, nice new 6-room dwelling, ¼ mile river front, $3,750.
13 acres, new modern 8-room dwelling, water, light, ¼ mile river front, $6,000.
200 acres, 12-room dwelling, light, water, thoroughly modern and 10-room dwelling, $25,000.
Colonial brick, perfect condition, 365 acres, 1 mile river front, $14,600. Will divide.
1,251 acres, 3 miles river front, wharf, $30,000. Will divide.
Commodious outbuildings with each. Easy terms.
W.L. Jones, Box 5, Williamsburg, Va.