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The total number of establishments supervised by our inspectors on January 1, 1909, was 810, located in 221 cities. This is an increase over the previous year of 108 establishments and 25 cities.
Further information concerning the meat inspection is given in the report of the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1908, on pages 9-82 of this volume.
Number of food animals slaughtered under Government inspection during calendar year 1908, by cities.
Number of food animals slaughtered under Government inspection during cal endar year 1908, by cities-Continued.
LIVE STOCK REGISTERED IN THE UNITED STATES.
The details given in the annexed statements have been furnished by the secretaries of the pedigree record associations, to whom acknowledgment is hereby made for the courtesy. In connection with the table of registered animals it may be of interest to know what the proportion of living registered animals of each kind is to the total number of that kind in the country. This matter was gone into at some length by the Animal Husbandman of the Bureau in the Twenty-second Annual Report, pages 294 and 295. The figures there given, which would apply without appreciable change to present conditions, show that a shade over 1 per cent of our horses, dairy cattle, and beef cattle are registered, while about one-half of 1 per cent of the sheep and hogs are similarly recorded.
Live stock registered in the United States up to June 30, 1908.
[Compiled from statements furnished by secretaries of certified pedigree record
Live stock registered in the United States up to June 30, 1908—Continued.
Register of the Michigan Merino Sheep Breeders' Association. Register of the New York State American Merino Sheep Breeders' Association..
CERTIFIED PEDIGREE RECORD ASSOCIATIONS.
Paragraph 473 of the tariff act of July 24, 1897 (amended March 3, 1903), provides that
Any animal imported by a citizen of the United States specially for breeding purposes shall be admitted free, whether intended to be so used by the importer himself or for sale for such purpose: Provided, That no such animal shall be admitted free unless purebred of a recognized breed, and duly registered in the books of record established for that breed: And provided further, That certificate of such record and of the pedigree of such animal shall be produced and submitted to the customs officer, duly authenticated by the proper custodian of such book of record, together with the affidavit of the owner, agent, or importer that such animal is the identical animal described in said certificate of record and pedigree: And provided further, That the Secretary of Agriculture shall determine and certify to the Secretary of the Treasury what are recognized breeds and purebred animals under the provisions of this paragraph.
Accordingly the Secretary of Agriculture has certified a large number of books of record of pedigrees and their publishing agencies and has prescribed regulations for them, which have been published in Bureau of Animal Industry Order 136. A list of the certified American records and associations follows:
American pedigree record associations and books of record certified by the Secretary of Agriculture.
Name of breed.
Book of record.
American Aberdeen-Angus Herdbook.
American Devon Record.
Dutch Belted Cattle Herdbook. American Galloway Herdbook.
Herd Register of the American Guernsey Cattle Club.
American Hereford Record..
By whom published.
American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders' Association, Charles Gray, secretary, Union Stock Yards, Chi-
Dutch Belted Cattle Association of America, H. B. Richards, secretary, Easton, Pa.
American Galloway Breeders' Association, Robert W. Brown, secretary, Union Stock Yards, Chi-
American Hereford Cattle Breeders' Association, C. R. Thomas, secretary, 225 West 12th street,
Herd Register of the American Jersey Cattle American Jersey Cattle Club, J. J. Hemingway, secretary, 8 West 17th street, New York, N. Y.
American Polled Durham Herdbook.
Red Polled Herdbook.
American Shorthorn Herdbook.
American Sussex Register.
Polled Durham Breeders' Association, J. H. Martz, secretary, Greenville, Ohio.
Red Polled Cattle Club of America (Inc.), H. A. Martin, secretary, Gotham, Wis.
American Shorthorn Breeders' Association, John W. Groves, secretary, Union Stock Yards, Chicago,
American Trotting Register Association, William II. Knight, secretary, 355 Dearborn street,
American Association of Importers and Breeders of Belgian Draft Horses, J. D. Conner, jr., secretary,
French Coach Horse Registery Co., Charles C. Glenn, secretary, 1319 Wesley avenue, Columbus, Ohio.
American Hackney Horse Society, Gurney C. Gue, secretary, 308 West 97th street, New York, N. Y.
Percheron Society of America, George W. Stubblefield, secretary, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Ill.