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Wisconsin Dairymen's Association / Fortieth annual report of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association : held at Beloit, Wis., November, 1911. Report of the proceedings, annual address of the president, and interesting essays and discussions relating to the dairy interests
(1912)

James, W. D.
Building the dairy barn,   pp. 64-81 PDF (3.4 MB)


Page 64


Fortieth Annual Report of the
DAIRY FARM AT ANNAPOLIS.
The Division is cooperating with the United States Naval Academy
In equipping and operating a dairy farm to supply milk for that In-
stitution. Grade Holstein cows will be used and the equipment is to
be the best that can be provided within the limits of reasonable'
economy, as it is the intention to make this plant an object lesson for
visitors, especially those who are interested In sanitary and economical
milk production.
Such are the principal features of the work that is being done by
the Dairy Division. The aim is to collect practical information and
scientific knowledge from every possible source and place it before
the farmer, the dairyman, the milk dealer, and the consumer; to co-
operate with the state and municipal governments, with the dairy
schools, and with all other institutions and organizations that are
working to further the dairy interests and provide an ample and safe
milk supply for the country at large.
Recess to 1:30 P. M.
The Convention met after recess at 1:30 P. M., the president In the
chair.
The Chairman: The regular work that this association is doing at
i] present time, more than anything else, is the work of establishing
-  testing associations throughout the state, and we have here this
atternoon the young men who are doing that work, and we will hear
from a number of them, so that we will know exactly how that work
is being carried on. Before they give their reports, however, we will
listen to a talk on Barn Construction, by Mr. W. D. James of Fort
Atkinson, who has set up in this hall a very beautiful model of a barn.
BUILDING THE DAIRY BARN.
By W. D. JAMES, FT. ATKINSON.
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: In responding to the call
from Mr. Glover for a talk on barn construction, I did not realize the
task before me; I am handicapped by not being a public speaker, but
with your kind attention, I will endeavor to give you some of the facts
that should be taken into consideration when building a dairy barn.
The proper and economical erection of dairy barns requires more
foresight and planning than is ordinarily given to their construction.
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