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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Thirty-second annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Platteville, Wis., February 10, 11 and 12, 1904. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests

Discussion,   pp. 79-80 PDF (386.7 KB)

Page 79

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Then the fanner's cow will be one that will give a fair mess 
of milk, raise a steer that will make beef profitably and will 
herself fatten readily when dry, will be able and well broken 
to do farm work; and in addition to these things, will be one of 
which the young man of the family will be proud, on the 
Fourth of July or other gala days, to rig up with a shining 
harness and hitch to a fine carriage and take out his best girl 
for a ride through the country at a spanking pace with the stars 
and stripes streaming from the end of each of the 7-foot-spread- 
ing horns and, when they come into town, it will literally be 
with "colors flying." When in town, if it should be necessary 
for this couple to practice economy, when they needed refresh- 
ments, the steed could be milked and they could be refreshed 
without cost. 
When I got to that point, I stopped to sharpen my pencil 
again, and while sharpening, I lost the thread of my thought 
and was not able to pick it up again, but I do say and insist 
that I have been logical anyway, if nothing else. Thank you. 
A Member: Hasn't the Wisconsin Experiment Station 
demonstrated that a double-purpose cow is a successful experi- 
ment I 
Mr. Goodrich: I didn't say to the contrary in this paper. 
The Member: We have been wasting money supporting 
Iheir experiments, according to your argument. 
Mr. Goodrich: I haven't anything to say about it. I have 
given you my experienpe; then I have given you the other side 
of the question and followed it out on to its logical conclusion. 
The cow aur do even more things than I have said. She can 
raise a buffalo robe on her back. There is no telling what the 
possibilities of the cow are, as long as improving her in one 
direction does not interfere with her ability to do other things. 
A Member: Does the dual-purpose cow belong to any par- 
- ~~~ticular breed a 

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