1881-03-05: Newspaper Article about Joaquin Bolado’s Sheep Business

The Pacific Coast – March 1881

Location: Hollister
Description: General Transcription – Weekly Publication

“Sheep — From J. BOLADO, Esq., we learned some additional facts about sheep, which we herewith append as a kind of continuation of the stock article on the outside of this paper. Mr. BOLADO lives about 11 miles NE [actually SE] of Hollister, and near the Quien Sabe valley. He has a large ranch, well improved and stocked. His business is not so much raising stock as it is buying and selling sheep. He and his partner, Paul HUSSON, do a large butcher business in San Francisco. Mr. BOLADO attends to the buying department and ships from Tres Pinos from 500 to 600 sheep every week. He keeps on his ranch, however, from 2000 to 5000 head of sheep. Most of these are kept for their fleece, the fat wethers being sold after shearing time for mutton. Mr. B. thinks French merinos are the best sheep for this country. Their fleece is heavy and they have the size and requirements to be profitable… ”

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