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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

The Chairman Otago Central Railway League, Dunedin

The Chairman Otago Central Railway League, Dunedin.

Dear Sir,—Having been informed that you propose issuing a leaflet with reference to the very satisfactory report of Mr. Bragato as to the adaptability of Central Otago lands for fruitgrowing, and particularly vine culture, it has occurred to us that some evidence on the subjects of

Farming and Stockraising

will probably be acceptable. The writer has been familiar with the country in question page 16 for many years, and is very glad of this opportunity of testifying to the excellent quality of


produced by growers as far inland as Hawea Flat, one hundred and fifty-five [unclear: m] by shortest road from Dunedin. The quality is infinitely superior to tha[unclear: t] coastal grown, a fact fully recognised by our flour-millers, and confirmed b[unclear: y] superiority of bread placed before the traveller at Naseby, Clyde, Cromwel[unclear: l], other inland towns, and while the most prejudiced must acknowledge the justnes[unclear: s] above remarks, in the matter of


Central Otago must be awarded an equally foremost position. The difficulty of [unclear: l] drives is responsible for the comparatively rare appearance of sheep from district much beyond Hyde at Burnside Yards, but at such times as they do reach [unclear: f] market their growth, condition, symmetry, and general excellence are subject[unclear: s] much favourable comment and the cause of keen competition by all buy[unclear: er]. Wednesday last some four pens from Ida Valley, sold by our friends Messrs. [unclear: D] Reid and Co.

Realised Top Price

for the day, and were purchased to make part of a shipment of live stock for the Home market per s.s. Banffshire. As these sheep were specially selected fro[unclear: m] total entry at the yards of 2,325 this may be taken as quite sufficient [unclear: guarant] of their superior quality.

We are, dear Sir, yours faithfully,

Stronach Bros. & Morris.