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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-first annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Fond du Lac, Wis., February 11, 12 and 13, 1903. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
(1903)

Cobb, Euclid N.
Address,   pp. 139-145 PDF (1.7 MB)


Page 139

 
Wisconsin Dairymevns. Association,           139 
are doing. You don't need to have Mr. Goodrich or anybody 
else tell you about this. It is the easiest thing in the world 
for you to examine vour herds for yourselves. There is no man 
so poor, there is no man so ignorant-if you want to put it that 
way--but what he can keep a record of each individual cow in 
his herd, and nine times out of ten, if he will keep that record 
for a year, he will find he will be saving money to sell off two, 
three, four or five cows from hMs herd, and make more money 
than to keep the whole number. These people that are here 
today do not need the starter that the State of Illinois is giving. 
I ami giving it to you. 
A Member: Where I live, quite a majority of the cows are 
of Jersey.breed, and only a few days ago one of the veterinarians 
there told me that the most of his practice was from; the result 
of this very practice which the gentleman over in that part of 
the house mentions, using a beef sire on small cows, it was 
producing a great deal of trouble amting the herds. It seems to 
me that for a dollar and a half or two dollars extra on the price 
of the calf, it doesn't hardly pay to take so much risk. I think 
the sooner a man finds out whether he wants milk or beef, the 
better it will be for him. 
ADDRESS. 
Euclid N. Cobb, Monmouth, Ill. (Buff Jersey.) 
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen:-My imagination goes back 
to Milwaukee county, in 1853. Down in an old cabin there, 
they had a great wedding party, and when the bride and groom 
came from chureh and took their seats at the table, there was a 
fine wedding cake on that table, and it was decorated with a long 
corn cob hanging on one side of the cake. On the other side was 
a rather short, thick-set one) and over on one edge of the cake 
there was another. In 1855, down in the same county, there was 
born in Grefm6ield township, in Milwaukee couity, myself, and 
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