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    Karl Skytte, the Minister of Agriculture, took over this farm on the 1st March 1953.?

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    Background: Karl Skytte, the Minister of Agriculture, took over this farm on the 1st March 1953. He had previously owned a smaller farm in the same district.

    Karl Skytte, was elected a Radical-Liberal member of parliament in 1947. Minister of Agriculture since 1957. The family, apart from Karl Skytte, consists of his wife, Kirstine Skytte, and a daughter of eighteen.

    Bregnehojgard covers an area of 28 hectares, all of which - apart from 2 1/2 hectares of meadowland - is immediately adjoining the farm. The land is farmed in seven year rotation. 5 hectares are under beet, 3 of these sugar beet and 2 hectares beet for fodder. 4.5 hectares are under grass in rotation, plus the 2.5 hectares meadowland. 3 hectares are under wheat, 3.5 hectares oats and 8 hectares barley. In addition, there is 0.5 hectares of lucerne, while farm buildings and garden occupy the remaining land. With the exception of sugar beet no special crops are grown. The soil is light mould of medium quality.

    The herd includes 17 milch cows of Rod Danish dairy breed, 9 heifers in calf, 8 calves, 2 bullocks and 6 young bulls for fattening. Average yield per cow is between 230 and 235 kg of butter a year.

    Bregnehojgard produces no porkers but has a stock of 27 sows with young and sells about 350-400 young pigs a year. Therefore, the number of young pigs on the farm varies exceedingly from one week to another.

    Farm machinery includes a combine harvester which is shared with a neighbouring farmer. There is also a 65 hp. tractor with all the implements belonging to it. Also an ordinary sowing machine and a single grain sowing machine for beet, also owned jointly with a neighbour. In addition, there is a stacker, beater drum, and a mixing plant on the farm where all fodder for the livestock is prepared. Also a milking machine and 3 silos in which lucerne grass and beet tops will be ensiled this year.

    The farm itself is typically Danish with four wings. It was built about 1880, and is surrounded by a beautiful old garden. A tenant farmer and his family live in the farmhouse and are responsible for the daily running of the farm.

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