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smaller paddocks would be better and there would be a higher percentage of lambs, but I had not my run properly subdivided and could not have them in smaller numbers.  We have destroyed all the native dogs with the Strichnine.  When we have brush we make brush fences as they are much cheaper than wire, and for sheep running out a subdivision fence of brush is quite sufficient, and if the brush is handy can be made for about £12 a mile.  We also economise as much as possible in the wire fences, putting the posts as much as 50 feet apart and after the wires are stretched, cross wires are fixed every 5 or 6 feet, making the fence like a net on edge.  We find 5 wires, and two plough furrows sufficient, such a fence including wire & carriage can be erected for

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