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Re: [Slovak-World] Traditional agriculture--52

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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@...>
      To: "Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com" <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thu, August 5, 2010 10:51:53 AM
      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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