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Published by Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University in Corvallis .
Written in English


  • Eggs -- Production -- Economic aspects.,
  • Molting.

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Statement[James W. Parlour and A.N. Halter].
SeriesTechnical bulletin / Oregon State University, Agricultural Experiment Station -- 112., Technical bulletin (Oregon State University. Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 112.
ContributionsHalter, Albert N., 1927-
The Physical Object
Pagination74 p. ;
Number of Pages74
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16091835M

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