Aroused, the Department of Agriculture advised farmers to breed more mares this year. In 1910, there were 23,015,902 horses in the country. In 1920, there were 21,472,772 horses—a drop of more than a million and a half in ten years. It was also estimated that, in the last five years to date, the number of horses had decreased another two millions. It is believed that there are only about 17,589,000 horses on farms, making an allowance for the usual number of horses, 1,800,000, in cities. When the present work stock ages, there may...

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