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disappointed with the quality of their progeny, because I find that I can only get a small proportion of superior animals from my flock which consists of several thousands, and with only 2 score to breed from the chances are that very few superior sheep would be obtained, and therefore you could not for a time expect to take a good place in breeding stud sheep from that small flock.  I have a difficulty in maintaining keeping a fair place as a breeder, but then there are so many competitors who have better pasture, and better climate in the western districts of Victoria, that I cannot send my rams to the shows against them.  Some of these 

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