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Annual report Waupaca County Agricultural Agent: 1937
(1937)

Bang's testing program,   pp. 5-6 PDF (564.6 KB)


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LIVESTOCK IMlPROVEMENT
     - Bangls Testing continued.
     - Two Herd Improvement Associations in operation.
     - Livestock Breeders Association organized.
     - Better Bull Program started.
     - Publicity on dairy products.
                   anals Testin Proram
     Bangls testing has been continued in the County during the
past year under the present Government Program.
     The indemnity that is now being paid of $25.00 is still in
effect. The additional indemnity' that is being paid by the state
is available to only counties that have secured sufficient sign-
ers for the area test.
     There are at the present time 755 cattle owners who are test-
ing under the Federal Program. 156 of these persons now have cer-
tified herds.
     So fare according to the best figures available, $53,825.00
have been paid cattle owners in this County as indemnity for cat-
tle that have reacted.
     The following table shows how the infection in infected herds
has been reduced from 25.6% to 2.0% in 4 tests:
                      HERDS                      CATTLE
  TEST Potal Reacting Per Cent Total Reacting Per Cent
                  He~~~Rderactin         Cattle COattle   Reacting
Initial Test.. 329      339      100.0   6,505   1,664      25.6
lst Retest
Inf. Herds.. 317         82       25.8   5 723     211       3.7
2nd Retest
Inf. Herds,.. 223        50       22.4   4,338     141       3.2
3rd Retest
Inf. Herds.... 152       23       15.1   3$149      63       2.0


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