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Traditional agriculture--52

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  • Fedor, Helen
    The largest decline in farm animal breeding took place in sheep breeding, which occurred mainly in the southern areas of Slovakia, the site of the most
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      The largest decline in farm animal breeding took place in sheep breeding, which occurred mainly in the southern areas of Slovakia, the site of the most intensive agriculture.

      Estates that bred sheep for wool were not able to compete with cheaper imported wool. Instead, they began to grow grain and technical crops [plants of great agricultural importance] (for which there was the greatest market demand) on fallow estate pastures and fields.

      This was the opposite of what happened in the mountain areas of Slovakia, where the decline in sheep breeding was smaller. This was related to the fact that mountain pastures remained untouched, because not only were they hard to reach for intensive agricultural production, but also because the sheep were not bred for wool only, but also for the production of milk products.

      In mountain areas, sheep breeding was concentrated on farming estates, but in the lowlands, it was mainly country estates that bred them. However, this decline in sheep breeding in the most productive areas of the country can be seen as a sign of developments in the agrarian culture of that time that took place in the second half of the 19th century, mainly at country estates.

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      All opinions my own


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    • jenna-m
      Thanks (everyone) for the clarification on carters, and Helen, just a note to say that I really enjoy your posts. Jenna ________________________________ From:
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        Thanks (everyone) for the clarification on carters, and Helen, just a note to
        say that I really enjoy your posts.
        Jenna




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        From: "Fedor, Helen" <hfed@...>
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        Subject: [Slovak-World] Traditional agriculture--52

         
        The largest decline in farm animal breeding took place in sheep breeding, which
        occurred mainly in the southern areas of Slovakia, the site of the most
        intensive agriculture.

        Estates that bred sheep for wool were not able to compete with cheaper imported
        wool. Instead, they began to grow grain and technical crops [plants of great
        agricultural importance] (for which there was the greatest market demand) on
        fallow estate pastures and fields.

        This was the opposite of what happened in the mountain areas of Slovakia, where
        the decline in sheep breeding was smaller. This was related to the fact that
        mountain pastures remained untouched, because not only were they hard to reach
        for intensive agricultural production, but also because the sheep were not bred
        for wool only, but also for the production of milk products.

        In mountain areas, sheep breeding was concentrated on farming estates, but in
        the lowlands, it was mainly country estates that bred them. However, this
        decline in sheep breeding in the most productive areas of the country can be
        seen as a sign of developments in the agrarian culture of that time that took
        place in the second half of the 19th century, mainly at country estates.

        H
        All opinions my own

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