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would you prefer.  No doubt the Merino is more subject to footrot from the great rapidity of the growth of the hoof, and nature requires much exercise on sharp gravelly ground to wear the hoof down.  At Richlands the sheep travelled so much in search of food that their feet were always in good order, but the quality of the pasture was so inferior that they were generally in low condition and frequently suffered from fluke.  As to Camden the probability is that they would thrive better on lands that are under artificial grasses, but where they might require frequent parings of their feet.  I fear you will be 

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