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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)

Pryse, Walter
Report of the Winnebago County Cow Testing Associations,   pp. 81-82 PDF (394.4 KB)


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tilating shaft which is air-tight from top to bottom, except where o0en-
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tending to draw the air out.
The best ventilating shaft is such as would make the best chimney.
If you understand what are the essential conditions of a good chimney,
then you know what are the essential features of a good ventilating
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REFORTS OF YOUNG MEN IN CHARGE OF COW TESTING
ASSOCIATIONS.
The young men in charge of the Cow Testing Associations of Wis-
consin held a meeting. Six of them prepared papers giving their
experiences in operating cow testing associations.
The great work that the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association is doing
is to a large degree in the hands of these young men. Wisconsin has
twelve good cow testing associations containing, in round numbsrs,
5000 cows. Every one of these men is very much interested in his work
and not only helps the farmers in determining individual differences
in the cows of their herds, but also discusses the matters pertaining
to farming.
REPORT OF THE WINNEBAGO COUNTY COW TESTING
ASSOCIATION.
BY WALTER PRYSE, NEENAII, WIs.
The Winnebago County Association was organized in January, 1908.
From this time till February, 1911, the organization had a slow but
steady growth with about 200 cows under test at a charge of $1.50
Per cow per year. The slow growth of the association was thought
to be due to the charges for testing. Hence, in February of the present
Year a reorganization was made whereby the association was attached
More directly with the County Agricultural School. The fees were
reduced to $1.00 per cow with the minimum of 12 cows for each herd
tested.
Subsequent to this change and as the result of persistent boosting
onl the part of those interested, especially the Instructor of the State
Dairymen's Association, Mr. H, C, Searleg, the original testing aseoct.
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